Lebanese Lemon Lentil Soup

Lebanese Lemon Lentil Soup

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"This wonderful comfort soup is a balance of lemon, salt, heat, and savory herbs. Serve it on a cold day. Can be made vegan, vegetarian, or with chicken easily."

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2 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 268 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 12 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 755 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, celery, and carrots until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add water, lentils, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, salt, coriander, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper; stir to incorporate. Cover and simmer until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Whisk butter and flour together in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; stir constantly until thickened and paste-like, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes, until light brown, about 20 more minutes. Whisk flour paste into finished soup, a spoonful at a time, until smooth and creamy. Serve with lemon wedges, 2 tablespoons parsley, and a sprinkle of freshly ground pepper.
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I call shenanigans! The soup is delicious, but that step at the end where you add butter/flour is completely incorrect. This is the basis for any b├ęchamel sauce or gravy, but a cup of flour will...

This soup is absolutely exquisite!!! I made it for my family last night and not a single drop was left in the pot. It is hearty and very very rich!

This is delicious, but definitely not a soup. I followed the directions exactly , using dried lentils, and after cooking for 1 hour, all the liquid had been absorbed. It makes a great side dish ...