Armenian Lentil Apricot Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Armenian Lentil Apricot Soup recipe? Learn how to make Armenian Lentil Apricot Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by picaress

Makes 10 servings



Adapted from The Soup Peddler's Slow & Difficult Soups by David Ansel (Ten Speed Press, 2005) via Heidi Swanson http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/000352.html

Recipe Ingredients for Armenian Lentil Apricot Soup

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 onions, diced
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
3 cups red lentils, rinsed
10 cups water
12 ounces dried apricots, chopped
1 salt

Recipe Directions for Armenian Lentil Apricot Soup

  1. Heat the oil in your soup pot over medium heat, then stir in the onions and carrots. Saute for about 10 minutes.

  2. Add the cumin and stir well. Decrease the heat, cover, and let the vegetables sweat for ten minutes.

  3. Add the lentils and pour in enough of the water to cover. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium low and cook for twenty minutes, or until the lentils and carrots are tender. (Add more of the water as needed as the lentils soften and expand.)

  4. Remove from the heat, stir in the apricots and any remaining water, and season with salt. Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth; OR, working in batches, puree in a regular blender until smooth.

  5. Take care not to over-salt. The right amount will bring out the flavor of the apricots but leave the onions in the background. Serve hot.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 370.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
242
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.2g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
41mg
2%
Potassium
710mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
40.9g
14%
Dietary Fiber
19.1g
76%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
17.1g
Vitamin A 58% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 5% Iron 32%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
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