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Lentil Soup aka Shorbet Adas (Lebanese Recipe)
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Best Lebanese Lentil Soup (Shorbet Adas)

This is the best Lebanese lentil soup aka shorbet adas and is a must have staple soup in any persons recipe index. Gluten free + vegan.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: lentil soup, soup, lentils, plantbased, shorbet adas, soup, vegan
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 1750kcal


  • Handheld Blender


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Large brown onion, chopped
  • 2 Medium carrots, diced
  • 2 Small celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 Crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 ½ Cups Red/yellow lentils
  • ¾ cup Short grain rice
  • 8 Cups Vegetable stock
  • 1 Medium lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 ½ tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 Handful of chopped flat-leaf parsley


  • In a large pot heat olive oil on med-high heat. Add garlic, spices and onion and slightly brown.
  • Add lentils, stir through until coated in olive oil.
  • Pour in stock, give a thorough stir.
  • Add in rice. Cook until rice and lentils are nearly done (about 20min)
  • Add in veggies and lemon juice. Stir all ingredients together and then allow to simmer until all is tender (about 10min).
  • Take pot off heat. Blend with your hand held mixer or blender until soup is part smooth, part chunky. (I like mine mostly smooth with just a little bit of a chunky texture)
  • Serve with added parsley as garnish. 


Serving: 250g | Calories: 1750kcal | Carbohydrates: 342g | Protein: 84g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7767mg | Potassium: 3497mg | Fiber: 96g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 24575IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 284mg | Iron: 31mg