Lebanese Lentil Soup

Lebanese Lentil Soup, lentil soup, fall soup, vegetarian lentil soup

There is nothing that offers more comfort in the fall than a hearty, hotย cup of soup!

My favorite is my mom’s Lebanese Lentil Soup. A delicious blend of lentils, vegetables and spices, that simmer together perfectly to create a beautiful, yellow soup.ย 

This is a highly requested recipe, so I hope you enjoy it! Be sure to tag me in your postsย @amandasplate or use #CreateAmandasPlate ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lebanese Lentil Soup
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Serves: 8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup chopped yellow onion
  • ¾ cup finely shredded carrots
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1½ cups orange lentils
  • 3 tablespoons rice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper (black pepper works well too)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cups low sodium vegetable stock (or water; taste and adjust seasoning)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Rinse lentils and rice in cold water.
  2. Place lentils and rice in a stock pot with 2 cups of the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and place the lid on the pot.
  3. In a skillet, heat extra virgin olive oil and saute onion, celery, carrots and garlic. Add in the cumin, turmeric, white pepper and salt. (Heating the spices draws out more of the flavor!)
  4. Add the vegetables and spices to the pot of lentils.
  5. Once vegetable stock has been reduced down, add remaining 6 cups and continue to simmer for 35-40 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
  6. Squeeze in fresh lemon juice.
  7. Taste and season if needed.
  8. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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12 Comments

  1. Hi, Amanda, very pretty blog. I usually don’t cook, but your recipes make me want to try now (I think this soup will be the first, and perhaps the s’mores; they look delicious).

    We were sad when you went home in the show, that was faster than we thought! But you got lots of supporters here in Indonesia. Best wish for you!

    Cheers.
    Putri

    1. Hi Putri! Thank you so much! You’re so kind ๐Ÿ™‚ Remember, everyone’s culinary journey starts somewhere, so don’t be afraid to try ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know if you have any questions!
      xoxo,
      Amanda

  2. I’m washing some orange lentils now to start this recipe! If it looks anything like the picture when I’m done, I know I’m in for a real treat. Can’t wait for some delicious fall flavor!

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