Shorbat Adas(Middle Eastern Lentil Soup)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by chef FIFI

This healthy soup is enjoyed throughout the middle east, and although simple in preparation and ingredients, is a very flavorful soup. Adas is considered a main dish mainly because it is so filling, and is usually eaten with pita bread and lemon on the side. *I use Ziyad brand red lentils, they are very very small and cook up quickly(see posted picture), so if you cannot find them, and use a bigger red lentil you may need to adjust water and ingredients as well as cook time.* You may add veggies such as diced carrots, celery e.t.c, but this is how it is enjoyed traditionally in the Palestinian/Jordanian areas.

Top Review by Camel_Cracker

Thanks for the recipe! I used split red lentils from the Arabic store, which cooked about 10-15 minutes faster than whole lentils. I only had 1 Maggi Chicken cube left, so I added 4 teaspoons of Maggi Tomato and Chicken flavored powder. I am saving this to my favorites and will definitely make it again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and drain lentils.
  2. In a large pot, combine all ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, then let simmer on medium/low for about 35 minutes.
  4. Make sure to stir occasionally to avoid the lentils burn or sticking to the pot.
  5. Serve in with lemon wedges, on side.
  6. Enjoy!

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