- 1 cup of Fakes (Lentil)
- 2-3 spring onions finely chopped
- 8-10 stalks of coriander leaves finely chopped
- 2-3 lettuce leaves finely chopped
- 3-4 cloves of garlic sliced
- 1 tbsp of flour
- 1-2 bay leaves
- 1/2 a cup of vinegar
- Chopped parsley for garnishment
- Salt and pepper to taste
This soup is usually made during Greek Orthodox fasting days.
The ingredients listed are for 4-6 servings.
- Wash the lentil and place in a deep bowl with water to soak overnight if you like. Not necessary.
- Place lentil in a pot, cover with fresh cold water and bring to boil.
- Boil for a few minutes, strain and replace the water with fresh.
- Bring to boil, lower the heat and cook for about 45 minutes.
- Add the bay leaves, chopped onions, coriander leaves, lettuce leaves and sliced garlic.
- You can add more vegetables if you prefer, like carrots and celery.
- Simmer the lentil soup for about another 20 minutes on low heat.
- Dissolve the flour in a small bowl of hot water and gradually pour into the soup while constantly stirring.
- Add the vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and stir to mix the vinegar with the broth.
- Simmer for about another 5-10 minutes.
- Your Fakes Ksithates (Lentil Soup) is ready to serve.
- Place in a deep soup bowl or individual bowls garnish with some chopped parley and serve hot.
- Lentil Soup can be accompanied with Kalamata olives, fresh bread and grilled Herring fish.