maandag 10 augustus 2015

Palestinian lentil soup

It`s been a busy month: the last day of Ramadan we traveled to Egypt to visit family and we stayed there until the beginning of August. When we got back, I had my hands full with mr. Blueberry and giant piles of laundry and as the deadline for this month`s cooking challenge drew closer I decided to choose the easiest recipe.

This August we`re visiting Palestine at MENA Cooking Club and I chose to make the Palestinian lentil soup. It`s really easy to make, doesn`t require ingredients that are hard to find and is healthy! A must try!

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients - Checklist:
  • 2 tbs of olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup red lentils 
  • 2 cubes vegetable stock
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tbs cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt to taste
  • parsley for garnish 


  • Chop onion in small pieces and wash lentils. 
  • In a pot over medium heat, heat olive oil and add chopped onions. Saute until lightly browned. 
  • Add lentils and stir for a few minutes. 
  • Add water and vegetable stock. 
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce to medium heat and let simmer for about 45 minutes. (Or until the lentils are very tender.)
  • Add spices and juice of 1/2 lemon. 
  • Blend everything until the soup has a creamy texture. 
  • Pour into bowls and add a few leaves of parsley for garnish.
Enjoy! :-)

Source: adjusted from Kitchen of Palestine

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Your lentil soup looks really delicious! Very warm and welcoming and glad we are connected via this month's MENA Palestine Cuisine challenge! Joanne What's On The List

  2. Asalaamu Alaykum Oum Adam, I don't believe I've had the pleasure of visiting your blog before. I'm also a member of MENA Cooking Club but I missed the Oman challenge when you must have joined. A big warm welcome from me and I too chose the soup because it was the easiest, yours looks great! Looking forward to next month.