It’s a meatless soup and for those who fast to the nth degree and avoid oil during Lent, this soup still holds up well using just water.
I like this soup for Fridays. I don’t have to fast on Fridays and nor am ultra-religious but I do like the “cleansing” one does on Fridays. Try it out…avoid meat for a day and be creative. You’ll find comfort in simpler foods, different foods and perhaps even expand and develop an affinity for a new food.
Lentil Soup in Greek is called Fakkes‚ (pronounced fah-KESS) and as kids, cousins, myself and other Greek kids would laugh because it always sounded like the elders were swearing!
I’ve gotten beyond that sillyness (actually I’m giggling again) and I do love this soup. Once again, I use a pressure cooker to speed up the cooking process for this soup.
For my Greek Lentil Soup (Φακές) recipe please buy my Everything Mediterranean cookbook.
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