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Egyptian Lentil Soup

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a traditional hearty soup usually eaten in the winter time, but can be eaten any time of the year. My recipe has absolutely NO FAT! Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

45 m servings 196
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place 3 cups water, lentils, tomato, carrot, onion, garlic, and chicken bouillon in a stockpot over medium heat; cook until vegetables and lentils are softened, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  2. Blend vegetable and lentil mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. Stir 1 cup water, cumin, sea salt, pepper, and coriander into soup; heat over medium heat until warmed.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 196 calories; 0.9 34.3 13.3 < 1 316 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

The soup was easy to make and tasted fantastic. We're not huge cumin lovers but as is, it wasn't overwhelming. The flavors blended together nicely. The only change I made was to use chicken b...

Most helpful critical review

First, I tripled this recipe to make it a one-dish dinner for four. I sauteed the onions, carrots and (two tsp minced) garlic in olive oil before adding the water. I did not puree but my split...

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The soup was easy to make and tasted fantastic. We're not huge cumin lovers but as is, it wasn't overwhelming. The flavors blended together nicely. The only change I made was to use chicken b...

I really enjoyed this soup and it was so easy to make! Only 4 four stars because I couldn't follow the recipe exactly. I can't eat onions or garlic so I had to leave them out, but I added a rib...

Very tasty. It was a little thick so I thinned it with some chicken broth. I made a double batch so I could freeze some.

I was looking for a middle eastern flavored lentil soup and this was the closest recipe I found. Honestly, I didn't follow to the letter because I wanted to double the servings and use canned t...

This is absolutely the most delicious lentil recipe I now have!! I diced my veggies small, added all 4 cups water at once, pureed only a bit. A handful of fresh chopped cilantro makes all the d...

This was great. I used broth instead of water and added a teaspoon of curry and some salt to taste a teaspoon of lemon juice. I substituted some leftover chicken. It was a great way to use le...

I just returned from a trip to Egypt and fell in love with their style of Lentil soup. This is just as good if not better than all the ones I tasted there, and so easy to make too! I added a li...

I will rate this a 5 because it is an excellent recipe. I prefer a balance of equal parts cumin to coriander powder though. Nevertheless it is very healthy and can be easily modified according t...

I loved it! I followed the recipe as is. It's wonderful.