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Syrian Red Lentil Soup

Treat yourself to this healthy, simple and delicious soup.


  • 1 tbs oil

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 onion sliced

  • 1 cup red lentils

  • 5 cups water

  • 2 stock cubes

  • 1-2 tspn tomato paste

  • 1 tspn dried thyme

  • 1 tspn cumin seeds

  • ½ tspn cumin powder

  • 1 tspn whole black peppercorns

  • Squeeze lemon

  • Salt or tamari to taste

  • Fresh coriander – garnish or in dish


  • 1.

    Fry spices then add other ingredients.

  • 2.

    Cook until soft then blend in a food processor.

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Posted by Janette204 •7w ago • Report
I double the recipe except for the peppercorns, and I use heaped tsps. of spices instead of level tsps. I add 2 large peeled Potatoes,3 or 4 large carrots, and 1 extra large peeled sweet Potato all chopped in large dice, so that when you use the hand blender, you are still left with large pieces of vegetables. Enough for a family of five with plenty leftover to freeze.
Posted by Marina6Report
How many serves is this?
Posted by KatalinReport
Love this recipe! Is quick and delicious. Kept the basics.... but made slight: replaced fresh lentils with 2 cans, added: a carrot, fresh corn, paprika, left out: lemon juice and cumin seeds. Did not blended either as i love chunky soups :)
Posted by KatalinReport
I love this recipe. :) Delicious and ready in minutes. Kept the basics...replaced fresh lentils with 2 400g cans rinsed, added a sliced carrot, fresh corn and left out the lemon juice and the extra salt. Also did not blend it, but I like chunky soups :)
Posted by sallebReport
is this soup suitable to freeze?
Posted by Julia129Report
Best recipe! I added 1 small potato and half a sweet potato too. I didn't have lemon juice either so I left this out. I also left out tamari/salt. I found there was heaps of flavour as is. I will definitely make this one again!!
Posted by Kayla19Report
this is a really nice soup and easy to make
Posted by Report
Love it, so quick to make and so tasty :)