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  • 1) Fill a pan with water (enough to easily cover the lentils) and bring to the boil. Add the lentils and simmer for 5-10 minutes (untill the water has discoloured slightly).
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  • 2) While the lentils are simmering prepare and grate the onion and garlic.
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  • 3) Strain the lentils and boil more water in the pan. There should be enough to cover the lentils by about 3cm. Enough for the lentils to reduce into a fairly thick soup.
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  • 4) Add the lentils again with the onion, garlic, tomato purée, salt, pepper, splash of olive oil and a shake of oregano.
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  • 5) Simmer the soup and stir at intervals ensuring the mixture does not stick. Do not be afraid of leaving the mixture untill it has reduced to a fairly thick texture; it may take up to 30 minutes.
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  • 6) While the mixture is simmering prepare the feta cheese by removing from the packet and shaking oregano and olive oil over the top. Cut it into squares (approx 1cm cubes).
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  • 7) When the soup has reached the desired consistency, leave to stand for 2 minutes then add half of the cheese and stir. Searve the dish with more oregano to taste and more feta cheese on top.
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  • 8) Eat =)
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