Lebanese Style Red Lentil Soup

“This Lebanese Style Red Lentil soup is seasoned with cumin, turmeric, paprika and a pinch of cayenne pepper. A simple soup made in just over 30 minutes!”

- The Delicious Spoon

Red Lentils

key ingredient:

– olive oil divided – onion chopped – garlic cloves minced – turmeric – cumin – red lentils – vegetable stock – potato peeled and quartered – paprika – black pepper – cayenne pepper optional or to taste – lemon



Lebanese Style  Red Lentil Soup


6 Servings


Dinner, Lunch, Soup, Side Dish


40 Minutes


Middle Eastern

1. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and garlic and sautee until the onions become transparent. Add 1 tsp turmeric and 1 1/2 tsp cumin and continue to mix and cook for another 2 minutes.


2. Add 1 additional tsp of olive oil and 1 1/2 cups of red lentils. Sautee for another minute stirring frequently so that lentils do not stick to the bottom of the pan.


3. Add 8 cups of vegetable stock, 1 medium potato peeled and cubed, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp black pepper and 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional) and stir well. Let simmer for 30 minutes on medium-high heat stirring occasionally to ensure lentils do not settle and stick to the bottom.


4. Add in the juice of half a lemon and let simmer for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately. For a smoother soup texture remove from heat and carefully use a hand mixer/blender to blend the soup to a smooth texture. Serve immediately.



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