Healthy and full of flavor! Middle Eastern lentil soup is simple yet it has exotic flavors you won't forget! This is one of my all time favorite soups! | ethnicspoon.com
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Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

Healthy and full of flavor! Middle Eastern lentil soup is simple yet it has exotic flavors you won't forget! This is one of my all time favorite soups! 

Course Soup
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Keyword clean eating, healthy, homemade, spicy, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 108 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry green lentils rinsed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 7 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon fresh squeezed juice

Instructions

  1. In a soup pot heat olive oil on medium. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Sauté until onion is translucent. Add 4 cups of broth and the lentils. Bring to a boil and cook until the vegetables are tender. Add cumin, salt, and allspice. Turn down heat to low and allow to simmer for about 30-40 minutes.

  2. Using an immersion blender blend solids thoroughly.
  3. Add the remaining broth and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Add the lemon juice.

Recipe Notes

FAQs

Q: Can I freeze this soup?
A: Yes, this soup freezes very well. Allow it to cool completely and portion into containers. Store in air tight containers for up to 3 months. After thawing and reheating you can add a little water to the desired consistency.

Q: Can I make this dish ahead?
A: Sure, just allow it to cool and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an air tight container. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

 

Nutrition Facts
Middle Eastern Lentil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 370mg16%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 2580IU52%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.