Arabian Yellow Lentil Soup

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Stripelove

This is very easy to make and doesn’t take long, so it’s great if you’ve had a long day and just want something hot. It is less heavy than the European lentil soup, and is often served as an appetizer. Goes well with crispy garlic bread. Optional: For extra flavor fry a finely chopped onion until almost golden before adding the other ingredients. The recipe works fine without the onion. This just gives it an extra kick.

Top Review by gardner.charles

I tried this recipe and it turned out great. My quests liked it very much. The taste was not like the traditional lentil soup you might purchase. I ran my cooked lentils though a food processor and it made the soup smoother. I didn't add the lemon juice this time. A lot of recipes are better the next day, there wasn't a next day. All gone. thank-you for the post. Charlie

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simply place all the ingredients, except the lemon juice, into a pot and let them boil until the lentils are well cooked.
  2. Some people prefer to smoothen this with a blender while others like to still see the lentils, so this part is up to you.
  3. Add the lemon juice just before serving.
  4. (I have met people who prefer the soup without the lemon juice, so you might want to try it out on a small portion first to see which way you like best).
  5. For Vegetarian option use Vegetable broth.

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