Egyptian Lentil Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by 43heather43

Makes 6 servings



A yummy soup that uses my favorite lentils. Adapted from a Moosewood recipe. This is a good and healthy take-to-work lunch.

Recipe Ingredients for Egyptian Lentil Soup

5 cups water
1 cup dried red lentils
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped potatoes
8 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 salt and pepper

Recipe Directions for Egyptian Lentil Soup

  1. Add the first 5 ingredients to a large pot; cover and bring to a boil.

  2. Lower the heat and simmer 15-20 minutes or until the lentils and veggies are tender.

  3. Take pot from stove burner and set aside.

  4. In a small saucepan, add the oil; warm over low heat until the oil is hot but not smoking.

  5. Add in the cumin, turmeric, and salt; cook and stir constantly for for 2-3 minutes or until the cumin has released its fragrance (be careful not to scorch the spices).

  6. Set spice mixture aside for 1 minute to cool.

  7. Stir spice mixture into the lentil mixture; add cilantro, stir to combine.

  8. You can puree the soup, in batches, in a blender OR you can use an immersion blender and blend to desired texture (I like to leave it a little chunky).

  9. Add in lemon juice; stir to combine.

  10. Rewarm soup in soup pot; season if needed with salt/pepper.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 334.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
191
Calories from Fat
26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.9g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
401mg
17%
Potassium
596mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
32.4g
11%
Dietary Fiber
11.7g
47%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
10.6g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 5% Iron 21%
* 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 high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin C
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