Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes Recipe)

📖 Variations 

This cl،ic recipe is excellent as it is, but sometimes it’s fun to change up the flavors a bit. Get creative and experiment each time you make this vegan lentil soup. Here are some of my favorite ways to switch things up or accommodate different needs.

More Veggies: I love to mix in extra veggies! Make this a fully loaded lentil vegetable soup and try including roasted peppers, peas, spinach, green beans, or anything you have on hand.

Other Herbs: Try out a variety of fresh herbs and ،es like thyme, rosemary, ،in, coriander, paprika, or cayenne pepper. Each herb carries a unique flavor profile which can change the entire taste of the soup!

With Potatoes: Try out this Greek lentil soup with ،atoes for an extra hearty option! I love adding ،atoes to soup for a creamy, flavorful bite!

Extra Protein: Feel free to add in your favorite proteins that match your dietary needs. Try it out with tofu c،bles, tempeh, or if you don’t need this soup to be veget،, you can add in some shredded chicken as well.

🍽 Serving Suggestions

Fakes soup is traditionally topped with white vinegar and lemon juice, but I like drizzling on some ،t sauce and even some vegan feta cheese. Dress it up any way you like and pair with some crusty bread or try some of my other suggestions:

Greek Cuisine: My family loves to make the ultimate Greek-inspired spread by pairing this soup with Greek fries or Greek pita sandwiches. For a comforting option, try out my vegan moussaka!

With Main Meals: Serve this easy Greek lentil soup as a s،er, accompanying your c،ice of hearty dishes like my healthy baked ،atoes, vegan quesadillas, or Mediterranean veggie sandwiches.

With Sides: My fakes soup is perfect as the star of the s،w, too! For a more filling meal, serve it with sides like toasted buckwheat sourdough bread, spinach and arugula salad, and fried ،atoes.

🫙 Storage Instructions

Make Ahead: Sometimes I like to do a little preparation in advance to make things easier. If you want to prepare this dish ahead of time, wash and c،p the vegetables, and rinse and partially cook the lentils ahead of time. Keep the prepared ingredients in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Fridge: Once cooled, I store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Freezer: You can also freeze my Fakes soup to save for later! Seal the cooled soup in a freezer safe airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. For an added layer of protection from freezer burn, place a sheet of plastic wrap or parchment paper directly on the surface of the soup before sealing the container.

Reheat: Re-warm the soup on the stovetop, stirring occasionally. For a quicker process, place your serving in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, checking in after the one minute mark to stir. If microwaving, I recommend placing a paper towel over the top of the bowl to prevent splattering.