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Faki
(Greek lentil soup)
Yield: 8 servings

1 c lentils
1 md onion; chopped
2-3 garlic cloves; chopped
1 celery stalk; chopped
3 plum tomatoes, fresh; and juices or 5 Italian type plum tomatoes
1 bay leaf
4 parsley sprigs
fresh mint, basil or other favorite herb
2 tbsp olive oil
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
3 tbsp vinegar
oregano, dried; for garnish
water or vegetable stock

Wash lentils in a soup pot. Cover with 8 cups of cold water, and
bring to a boil. Cover the pot, turn off the heat, and let stand
for an hour. Bring to a boil, and stir in the onion, garlic and
celery. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the tomatoes. bay leaf, parsley, your favorite herb and half
the oil. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add enough
water to make 8 cups. Remove the bay leaf.

Season the soup, and add the remaining oil. Taste, and adjust the
seasonings.

Serve hot with the vinegar and garnished with oregano, rubbed
between your palms.

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