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!
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.
Add the lemon juice and additional salt to taste.
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.