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    Nile River Lentil Soup

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    1 hr 5 mins

    10 mins

    55 mins

    Annacia's Note:

    A very tasty vegetable soup from Egypt. I just hope that they aren't actually making soup with water from the Nile, lol.

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    1. 1
      Heat oil in heavy pot on medium high heat.
    2. 2
      Saute onion and garlic until softened.
    3. 3
      Stir in lentils, ginger, cumin and coriander with onion/garlic mixture.
    4. 4
      Add lemon slices, stock, tomatoes, cayenne, salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      (you can add salt and pepper later, but it's usually added now).
    6. 6
      Add the water or vegetable stock.
    7. 7
      Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer for about 45 minutes (it may only take 30 minutes) or until lentils are tender.
    8. 8
      If you like your soup thin, add more stock.
    9. 9
      Take the pot off the burner, discard lemon slices, and puree soup in blender or food processor.
    10. 10
      Season if you have not already added the salt and pepper.
    11. 11
      Sprinkle with coriander (cilantro leaves).
    12. 12
      Alternatively, you can add the cilantro before you put the soup in the food processor.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 28, 2013


      I made this soup for the 2012 Best of tag game and I'm so glad I did. It is definitely the best lentil soup I've made. The mixture of spices really sets it apart. Love, love, love it! It's jumping right into my 2012 Best of book...thanks for sharing Annacia!

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    • on September 15, 2012


      This is definitely restaurant quality! I loved this soup so much it just might be the best soup I've ever made. In fact, I'm planning on making this about 5 more time for everyone I know and loved. Thank you! I made pretty much exactly according to the recipe except added a bit more garlic and served with extra lemon slices on the side. Wonderful served with grilled pita bread for dipping.

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    • on February 13, 2013


      I have made my share of different lentil soups, but this is definitely up at the top of them all. Just loved the flavours, do not skimp on the spices, they really make the soup.

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    Nutritional Facts for Nile River Lentil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (347 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 222.4
    Calories from Fat 44
    Total Fat 4.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 15.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 12.9 g

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