Debbie Matenopoulos' Recipe for Faki Lentil Soup!

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  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Onion
  • Tomato paste
  • Peeled crushed tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Red hot pepper
  • Vinegar
  • Black lentils
  • Oregano
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Saute onions, celery and carrots with olive oil in one stock pot
  2. Boil lentils in another large pot
  3. Make sure to change out water
  4. Mix in lentils and onions
  5. Once it gets thick add tomato paste and tomatoes
  6. Add half cup of olive oil and let simmer

Recipe courtesy of Debbie Matenopoulos