Favorite Lentil Soup

Favorite Lentil Soup


"Lentil soup is a favorite in the Middle East. It is often the first dish used to break the day of fasting during Ramadan. My husband loves it anytime of year, especially on cold days. Serve with grissini, or garlic croutons. Can be reheated, but may need to be thinned with heavy cream or water. Garnish with fresh parsley."


40 m servings 249 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 13.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 315 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place lentils into a pressure cooker, and cover with about 1 inch of water. Add onion and oil, cook for 10 minutes and then turn off heat and let set for 10 minutes.
  2. Place lentil mixture, cumin, and pepper into a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Transfer pureed soup into a large stock pot and return to heat. Right as soup is ready to boil add onion soup mix, stirring until well mixed. Simmer until soup has a thick creamy consistency.
  4. Prior to serving add lemon juice and chopped parsley for a little flavor and garnish.
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  1. 23 Ratings


This is now my favorite soup recipe. It's great for lunch on cold winter days. I don't use a pressure cooker just a regular soup pot, I also use a little extra cumin and garlic. After a day i...

This soup is really yummy. The only change I made was to add a bit of chopped jalapeno peppers for a wee bit of zing. TO SOLA, who rated on 7 Aug 05: YOU CHANGED ABOUT 99% OF THE INGREDIENTS AN...

It's not necessary to use a pressure cooker - I used a pyrex 4 quart pot and heavy lid. I recommend using 1 tbs of cumin and 1 tsp of pepper. The final appearance leaves a bit to be desired an...

This was really good. I chopped up a few tomatoes and added them at the end. I also didn't use onion soup mix because I was too lazy to go to the store and get it. It was still great. I'll defin...

This was good, but the onion soup mix made it way too salty for me! My teens liked the fact that they didn't have to add salt to their serving! I added a chopped carrot, and garnished this wit...

I won't rate because I made quite a few changes. First of all, I sauteed the onions with paprika and a crushed garlic clove in olive oil. After 10 minutes, I added them to the lentils and covere...

This is some damn good lentil soup.. I would on ly suggest reducing black pepper to 1/4 tsp... I spicy food but the black pepper flavor in the soup was still a little strong. This recipe is a...


Very good!