Lentil Soup

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

This nutritional soup recipe, which is typical of North Africa & the Middle East, was found on the internet & slightly tweaked.

Top Review by Deantini

I followed the recipe besides adding extra garlic and ginger. I found that I had to add quite a bit of salt and pepper as well as juice from one lemon to up the flavour which I initially found quite bland. I am not sure why I got such a different result than the other reviewers. I would definitely suggest use of broth instead of water.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, saute onions, garlic & ginger in a little olive oil for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add water, lentils, garbanzo beans, cannelloni beans, diced tomatoes, carrots, celery, clove, cinnamon, cardamom, cayenne pepper & cumin.
  3. Bring to boil, then boil for several minutes before reducing heat.
  4. Simmer about 1 1/2 hours, or until lentils are soft.
  5. Puree half the soup in a food processor or blender, then return pureed portion to the pot, stirring all together.
  6. Serve & enjoy.

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