Egyptian Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Egyptian Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Total Time

01:23 mins

Preparation 01:00 mins

Cooking 00:23 mins

Recipe ingredients:

Preparation of the recipe:

Add the first 5 ingredients to a large pot; cover and bring to a boil.

Lower the heat and simmer 15-20 minutes or until the lentils and veggies are tender.

Take pot from stove burner and set aside.

In a small saucepan, add the oil; warm over low heat until the oil is hot but not smoking.

Add in the cumin, turmeric, and salt; cook and stir constantly for for 2-3 minutes or until the cumin has released its fragrance (be careful not to scorch the spices).

Set spice mixture aside for 1 minute to cool.

Stir spice mixture into the lentil mixture; add cilantro, stir to combine.

You can puree the soup, in batches, in a blender OR you can use an immersion blender and blend to desired texture (I like to leave it a little chunky).

Add in lemon juice; stir to combine.

Rewarm soup in soup pot; season if needed with salt/pepper.

Source: Egyptian Red Lentil Soup Recipe