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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mediterranean Diet- Greek-Style Lentil Soup with Crispy Olives

Greek-Style Lentil Soup with Crispy Olives@livligahome
I am beginning to notice that a lot of the Mediterranean recipes I find are vegetarian. It is making me understand why everyone who eats Mediterranean as a way of life is healthier. There are lots of fresh vegetables and not much fat. There are also a lot of spices used which makes each dish wonderfully aromatic and flavorful. This Greek-Style Lentil Soup with Crispy Olives (290/cal) is packed full of flavors from garlic and onion to thyme, rosemary and oregano to cinnamon enhancing the natural flavors of the foods which make up this recipe. This needs a little forethought in making because it takes about an hour to simmer once you have assembled all the ingredients. It is not difficult to make, just takes a little time to cook.

To complete the meal I added a whole wheat pita bread (100/cal) for a total calorie count for the meal of 390. It was delicious and hearty and enjoyed by all the family. A definite repeat.