By chef FIFI on February 22, 2008
Photo by *Parsley*
Photo by *Parsley*
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (378 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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!"
"This is fantastic!! As other reviewers have stated, the seasoning is spot on. It's a very fast, easy to prepare, nutrient-packed lunch or dinner. I highly recommend this recipe!"
"Best lentil soup I ever made. However, I did pur"
"I would not call this healthy using Maggi cubes. Check the ingredients in those things!"
"I made this tonight and have to admit I was disappointed. It had very little flavor. I thought when I started it I would saute the onion and garlic along with some carrots and celery and then add cumin & turmeric then add it all to the pot but I decided to follow the recipe. After it was done I ended up adding another teaspoon of both seasonings and more parsley, upon blending it I decided to add lemon juice and used a whole medium lemon. Some salt and pepper and that made it turn out much more flavorful. Next time I will use broth and saut? the veggies and spices first. But its a decent foundation for lentil soup."
"This is fairly authentic and a staple in our house."
"Simple to make yet big on flavor. The fresh lemon slices/juice really add great flavor. I made this as written, but added extra fresh parsley. I love that this is made with ingredients that I almost always have on hand. Thanx!"
"This is one of my favorite soups. It's easy, fast and tastes very good."
"Very easy to throw together and very delicious! One of my family's favorites!"
"This was SO easy to make compared to all the other Lentil Soup recipes and it tasted authentic! I added some diced carrots and celery, and a sprinkle of salt and black pepper as well as some coriander. This recipe tastes just as good without the extras though :) Thanks!"
"I lived in the Middle East for 4 years and this dish was one of my favorites. The recepie is spot on. Just might have to use a bigger lentil to perfectly match what I had in taste and texture."
"Delicious! This is one of those rare recipes where the recommended seasoning quantities are spot on. I prefer to puree the soup using a hand mixer prior to serving. If you choose to add additional vegetables such as carrots or potatoes, I recommend dicing them to achieve a soft texture by serving time."
"I have been looking for a good, staple lentil soup recipe that I could start serving for my family during Ramadan. I tried this one when Ramadan started and have since made it at least 12 times. I make a fresh batch every few days. My family loves and it tastes better and better everytime I make it. I have doubled the recipe when I have had lots of family over and it still tasted delicious. Thank you so much for posting this."
"Thank you so much for this recipe! I made this for my Saudi man and he ate three bowls! This is better than any other shorbat adas I have had."
"a really nice soup, I used chicken soup powder instead of cubes added 1 stalk of chopped sellery and 1 small carot."
"this soup was soooo easy to make and delicious! I used dried parsley because I couldn't get fresh, veggie stock cubes instead of chicken, and didn't have any lemons. I can't stress enough how GOOD this soup is! thanks for sharing the recipe. (i hope my 5 stars showed up, my browser was having issues)"
"Thanks FIFI for posting! I am a soup addict and love lentils. This looked so interesting, I went out and bought tumeric which I never used before and some fresh parsley. My store didn't have red lentils so I used regular ones and I used veggie boullion in place of chicken. everything else is the same! I used the full teaspoon of tumeric too. What a mouthful of flavors for such an easy simple soup. Thanks for sharing a delicious middle eastern tradition with the rest of the world!"