Cypriot Sour Lentil Soup (Fakes Xithati) (Vegan)

Recipe by UmmBinat
READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6 bowls
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pick over lentils and wash in several changes of cold water. Drain.
  • Put lentils in a large pot with 8 cups water, spring onion, garlic if used, olive oil and parsley.
  • Bing to a boil, cover pan and simmer on low heat for 1 hour or until lentils are soft.
  • Put 1/4 cup water and flour in a screw top jar, seal and shake until thoroughly combined. This prevents lumps forming. pour this gradually into the boiling soup, stirring constantly until thickened slightly.
  • Add vinegar, sea salt and pepper to taste. Return to the boil and boil gently for 5 minutes. Serve with wedges of fresh lemon to squeeze onto individual portions and a fresh salad if wished.
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