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Shorbet Adas Mediterranean Red Lentil Soup

Shorbet Adas Mediterranean Red Lentil Soup

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Soup


  • Olive Oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Red Onion – 1/2, chopped.
  • Red Lentils – 2 cups, rinsed.
  • Cumin – 2 tsp, or more to taste.
  • Cinnamon – 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp.
  • Salt – 1 tsp, or more to taste.
  • Water – 8 cups.
  • Lemon – 1, juiced.


  1. In a large pot or Dutch Oven, heat olive oil over medium heat and saute chopped onion with the cumin, cinnamon & salt until fragrant and tender. 5 minutes.
  2. Add the red lentils, water and turmeric and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the lentils are soft and tender. Stir occasionally.
  3. Stir in the lemon juice and serve with chopped parsley and freshly cracked pepper.


Leftovers taste just as great and this can last up to 5 days refrigerated.
The beauty in this recipe is in its simplicity but you can certainly use broth instead of water and add other spices to your liking.


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