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authentic red lentil soup recipe with lemon

Authentic Lebanese Red Lentil Soup


  • Author: Mariam
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This authentic Lebanese red lentil soup with lemon is a hearty dish. Nutritious, warm and so easy to make, we know you'll love it.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups of red lentils 
  • 4 cups of water (more if the soup dries up a little)
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil 

Instructions

  1. Wash the red lentils and drain them really well. Then add them to a large pot. 
  2. Pour the water over them and bring them to a boil on high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low after the first boil. 
  3. Add in the chopped onions, bay leaves, salt and cumin. Stir. 
  4. When the lentils start turning yellow/orange and are tender, turn the heat off. 
  5. Set the pot aside for a few minutes just so that it slightly cools down. 
  6. Add in the lemon juice and olive oil. 
  7. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup. 
  8. Serve with pita chips and enjoy!

Notes

  1. Serve hot with a lemon wedge on the side.
  2. Sprinkle with some crushed toasted pita bread pieces (optional).
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 281 calories
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 403 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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