Middle Eastern Lentil Soup Recipe - just a few basic ingredients to make this delicious, flavorful and nutritious soup. Great as a side soup or a light meal.

Middle Eastern  Lentil Soup




– 2 tbsp vegetable oil – 1/2 cup chopped onion – 1/2 cup carrots — chopped, optional – 3 garlic cloves — pressed or minced – 1 tsp ground turmeric – 1 tsp ground cumin – 1/2 tsp salt — more to taste – 1/4 tsp black pepper – 1 1/2 cups red lentils – 6 cups water – lemon juice for serving – parsley for garnishing

6 servings

30 mins

Step 1

Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch Oven. Add onion, garlic and carrots and cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened, stirring frequently.

Step 2

Add in the turmeric, salt, pepper, cumin and turmeric. Add lentils and water, stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the lentils are cooked. Add more water if needed, to thin the soup.

Step 3

Add more salt and pepper, if needed to taste. Serve with lemon juice, (adding 1 tsp per bowl makes it taste amazing). Garnish with parsley.