Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

Number of Servings: 4 (372 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

Red lentils are the fastest-cooking lentil, making this a great option for a quick dinner. Shorbat adas, as this soup is also known, is a staple food throughout the Middle East. The spices and vegetables in shorbat adas are commonly simple and variable. Use this recipe to help you use up little vegetable odds and ends, and play with the spices to make it your own.


  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups split red lentils
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 2 tsp. cumin

    Optional Ingredients*:

    • ½ stalk celery, chopped


  1. Add all ingredients to a heavy-bottomed pot and bring to a simmer. Cook until lentil are tender, adding more water if needed (30-40 minutes).
  2. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup. If you don’t have an immersion blender, process in a regular blender or food process in small batches, leaving the top vent covered only with a kitchen towel.

*Optional ingredients have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 372 g

Amount per serving
Calories 385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 91.4mg 8%
Iron 7.8mg 45%
Potassium 865mg 20%
Vitamin A 182.5mcg 20%
Vitamin C 13.9mg 15%
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin K 4.5mcg 4%
Thiamin 0.5mg 40%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 5.6mg 40%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 30%
Folate 215.8mcg 54%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1mcg 4%
Chloride 6.9mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 20%
Phosphorus 316.5mg 25%
Iodine 0.6mcg 0%
Magnesium 70.4mg 15%
Zinc 3.7mg 35%
Selenium 0.5mcg 0%
Copper 1.3mg 140%
Manganese 1.8mg 80%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 8mcg 20%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (water, Organic Carrots, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree (organic Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Citric Acid), Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Organic Spices, Organic Sea Salt), Red Lentils, Zucchini Squash, Onion, Carrots, Garlic, Cumin, Coriander.

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