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Hearty Lentil Soup

I can't imagine anything better than a bowl of my mum's rustic homemade lentil soup on a cold day. The wholesome and hearty taste nourishes not only the body but the soul.

Leading up to Greek Easter is the traditional 40-day lent during which we cook LATHERA FAGITA (oil-based foods). During this time, I can’t imagine anything better than a rustic and homely Greek soup. It is one of the most popular Greek dishes during this time and is cooked in every Greek household.

But what I most love about this soup is that it can be eaten all year round as it is perfect on a cold winter’s day yet just as good served cold straight out of the fridge on a warm summer’s day. Don’t believe me? Try it! Containing lentils, tomatoes, onions, rice, and carrots, it’s suitable for those who follow a vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, and Mediterranean diet.

A bowl of lentil soup, a crusty piece of bread, and some olives are probably the most unpretentious, simple, and warming foods a person can have.