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Lentil soup- Adas

Since we are saying goodbye to Summer I thought I would offer this authentic recipe for Adas Lentil soup. This is a very popular soup that can be seen every where in the middle east. This recipe was inspired by my mother in law’s recipe. She adds a touch of rice which I like. This is also eaten many nights during the holy month or Ramadan (fasting)


1 cup of red lentils rinse and drain


1 small onion chopped

1 garlic clove chopped

5 1/2 cups water

1 cube chicken bouillon

1 tsp. salt (estimate)

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup short grain rice


In a large sauce pan saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Add lentils, water and all ingredients except rice. Bring to boil, cover and turn down heat so that it is still lightly boiling. Let cook for 1 hour stirring several times during process. Add rice at this time and stir well, let the soup continue simmering for another hour or until done. Soup should be a nice consistency and will be thick but not lumpy.


This soup is eaten with a splash of fresh lemon juice and some Arabic bread.

53 Comments Post a comment
  1. Yum!


    September 1, 2015
  2. Sounds good but we are just coming into our summer(high season) so something a little lighter 🙂

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    September 1, 2015
  3. Looks delicious and sounds healthy

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    September 1, 2015
  4. Thanks for sharing your version of Lentil Soup. I was just thinking about making some myself – my recipe has more veggies and sometimes I will add low-fat sausage. I like your addition of cinnamon… this is a light and healthy soup!

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    September 1, 2015
  5. I’m haveing some stomach issues but maybe you may offer some recipes that I might be able to try.

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    September 1, 2015
  6. Oh yum yum yum.. 😋😋😋 sorry,I just took a spoonful of it lyn 😁😁

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    September 1, 2015
  7. I have never had lentils with cinnamon. It looks delicious 🙂

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    September 1, 2015
  8. This l

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    September 1, 2015
  9. This looks like a great after-school warmer. I’d love to see how you make Arabic bread!

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    September 1, 2015
  10. With a splash of lemon is a great idea to give the soup a refreshing taste 🙂 I wouldn’t have thought about it until you mentioned it so thanks a lot!!! 😉

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    September 1, 2015
  11. I love lentil soups of any kind. I make something similar to this and top it with fresh cilantro. Yum! 🙂

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    September 1, 2015
  12. Love lentil soup. Thanks for the recipe Lyn. I can’t wait to dip my spoon in.

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    September 1, 2015
  13. I love the addition of rice to this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

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    September 1, 2015
  14. Healthy dish Lynz!!!


    September 1, 2015
  15. Vajeea #

    I absolutely love lentil soup ❤


    September 1, 2015
  16. So healthy Lynz!!!

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    September 1, 2015
  17. This looks delicious and comforting 🙂

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    September 1, 2015
  18. Yumm! I am going to skip the chicken and try this 🙂

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    September 2, 2015
  19. Adas soup, is one of my favorite! 🙂

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    September 2, 2015
  20. Sounds tasty and healthy! I am curious to hear some of your stories including your mother-in-law. What was her take on her son and your situation, from your perspective?

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    September 2, 2015
  21. Very nice soup


    September 4, 2015
  22. I just made this soup. It’s both simple and delicious. 🙂

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    September 17, 2015
  23. So great! I just made something similar.


    September 17, 2015

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