Apricot Lentil Soup

Apricot Lentil Soup

199 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Karena
Recipe by  Karena

“Lentil soup with a sweet-tangy twist. This is great with a warm piece of black bread slathered with creamy butter.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Saute onion, garlic, and apricots in olive oil. Add lentils and stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, and season with cumin, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in lemon juice. Puree 1/2 of the soup in a blender, then return to the pot. Serve.

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Reviews (199)

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Yummum
90

Yummum

So good. Per the suggestions of others I wanted to add a whole grain with the lentils. I threw in about a half cup of dry rinsed quinoa -wonder food!! I also 2x the spices and garlic, reduced the oil to 1-2 tsp, and because I like a heartier soup, I added 1 sweet potato, cubed and then roughly mashed to the consistency I wanted. This soup was sooo good, and so good for you. A perfect meal. Enjoy.

DECLANEV
83

DECLANEV

Don't make the mistake I did: I added extra apricots on the second try and the soup was far too sweet.

DEBASER
71

DEBASER

Made this soup tonight and it was awesome. i've been into experimenting with moroccan flavors and recipes lately and this soup, with it's slightly sweet and very rich flavor definately has a moroccan influence. The modifications I made included using regular instead of red lentils, doubled up on the cumin as suggested by another reviewer, and I added an extra tomato. I also added the spices and tomato to the onion and garlic saute and sauteed until it started to stick. Then I de-glazed with a touch of red wine and added all the liquid and lentils. This sped up the cooking time a bit though I ended up letting it simmer for a couple hours because I had the time. Next time I will double the recipe because my girlfriend and I plowed through almost the whole recipe all by ourselves!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 263 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 37.2 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 13.2 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 7 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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