Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

Number of Servings: 4 (356g)
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
  • Ā½ stalk celery, chopped (optional)


  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.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 356g

Amount per serving
Calories 420
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 31g 111%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 36g
Protein 28g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 69.7mg 6%
Iron 8.5mg 45%
Potassium 1420mg 30%
Vitamin A 282mcg 30%
Vitamin C 8.6mg 10%
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin K 3.3mcg 2%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0mg 0%
Niacin 0.4mg 0%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 6%
Folate 14.8mcg 4%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1mcg 4%
Chloride 6.9mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.1mg 0%
Phosphorus 561.5mg 45%
Iodine 0.6mcg 0%
Magnesium 112.2mg 25%
Zinc 5.9mg 50%
Selenium 0.4mcg 0%
Copper 0mg 0%
Manganese 0.1mg 4%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 5.5mcg 15%

* 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 Onion, Organic Celery, Organic Leeks, Organic Tomato Puree, Organic Mushrooms, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Organic Savory Leaf, Organic Ground Bay Leaf), Red Lentils, Zucchini Squash, Onion, Carrots, Garlic, Cumin, Coriander.

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