A few weeks back I casually posted a picture of the lentil soup my mom brings over for us from time to time. I got an overwhelming request for the recipe so I decided it’s about time I post another recipe from Yiayia, the Greek cooking machine. Her last recipe I posted was the amazing Whipped Hummus she makes and I have gotten loads of positive feedback from that! I also have another soup of hers that readers have requested, so look for that in the coming weeks too.
This lentil soup is really simple, but oh so good! I grew up eating it, and although I didn’t appreciate it much as a kid, my kids literally DEVOUR it every time she makes it. And I’m talking, 4 bowls full I can barely get any, type of devour. I don’t have any issue with this whatsoever since it is stocked full of protein, iron, veggies and so much goodness. I mean, it could be worse than your kids demanding lentil soup right? By the way, take note of the adorable red flower in some of these pictures, my oldest picked it for me while at the park with Yiayia the day I was photographing this soup. I just had to add it in 😉
I truly think the simpleness of it is really what makes this a great soup. There aren’t too many flavors battling so the flavor of the lentils and veggies it has can really come out. It’s a traditional nothing fancy kind of soup that hits the spot when you’re looking for that cozy meal. It reminds me of home and childhood, so always brings me comfort.
I know you’ll love it if you try! Let me know if you do. I love hearing your comments on all my recipes. You can leave a comment here, find me on Facebook or tag me on Instagram at veggiesdontbite #veggiesdontbite so I don’t miss it!