Mediterranean Lentil Soup Recipe

easy lentil soup

This lentil soup recipe is inspired by Greek “Fakes” recipe and is served with grated Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of red wine vinegar.

easy lentil soup

Greek Fakes Lentil Soup // Mediterranean Inspired Recipe

As far as soups go, this is as straightforward as soup recipe can get. But, what makes this lentil soup a true standout is the way it’s served. Drizzled with olive oil and red wine vinegar and then topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Inspired by the Greek Fakes lentil soup, the red wine vinegar and the olive oil transform this ordinary vegetarian lentil soup into a Mediterranean burst of flavors. If you’re planning to make this easy lentil soup do not skip on these toppings to experience the symphony of flavor.

lentil soup recipe


(scroll down for proportions & directions)

  • brown lentils
  • olive oil
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • onion, chopped
  • carrot, chopped
  • celery stalks, chopped
  • tomato sauce
  • dried oregano
  • bay leaves
  • dried rosemary
  • salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients for Serving

  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • red wine vinegar
  • drizzle olive oil

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Is Lentil Soup Good For You?

Health Benefits of Lentil Soup:Lentils help to lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, promote weight loss and are a GREAT source of protein and fiber.
Lentils are good for gut health, lowering blood sugar and fighting heart disease. In terms of health, because lentils are a source of prebiotic fiber, which is the type your gut bacteria prefers, they can help improve gut health, Garrison say
Brown, green, yellow, red or black — lentils are low in calories, rich in iron and folate and an excellent source of protein. They pack health-promoting polyphenols and may reduce several heart disease risk factors. They’re easily cooked in 5–20 minutes, which — like soaking — reduces their antinutrient content.
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Easy Lentil Soup Recipe

Inspired by the Greek "Fakes" lentil soup recipe this vegetable soup with lentils is served with freshly grated parmesan, olive oil and a drizzle of red wine vinegar for the most deliciously velvety flavorful lentils


  • 1 cup brown lentils
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 2 bay leaves
  • salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients for Serving

  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • In a large pot heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrot and celery and cook translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Rinse and pick out lentils, then pour into the pot.
  • Add oregano, rosemary, and bay leaves and salt and pepper to taste. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook.
  • Stir in tomato paste. Cover and simmer until the lentils have softened, 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add additional water if the soup becomes too thick.
  • To serve, drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and red wine vinegar to taste. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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