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Creamy Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

This is a classic Middle Eastern creamy lentil soup also known as shorabet adas. It is amazing how a few simple ingredients can make such a phenomenal dish. This soup is not only vegan but gluten free and super easy to prepare. Growing up, my mom always made this up and I was never a fan until my adult years. I don’t know why it took me so long to fall in love with this creamy lentil soup. It has such amazing flavor and texture. It goes so well with crispy pita chips and a fresh squeeze of lemon.

For this soup, red lentils is used as opposed to brown lentils. This gives it its traditional taste and color as opposed to brown lentils which has a different texture. The cooking liquid for this soup can be vegetable stock or water. I typically use water and the soup is still flavorful as we sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil beforehand.

Typically, this is served with fresh lemon wedges and pita chips. The pita chips offer a crispy textural component to the dish and makes it more hearty. This would be added right before serving so it doesn’t get soggy. The fresh lemon should also be squeezed over the top to your liking just before serving as well. I personally need lots of lemon with this soup as I love the acidity and freshness it brings. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!

Check out these other soup recipes perfect for the colder seasons ahead:

Creamy Chicken & Veggie Soup

Vegetable Soup

Red Pepper Soup from my friend Amina’s blog

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5 from 11 votes

Creamy Lentil Soup

A delicious vegan soup that is made in under 30 min with just a few ingredients and one pot!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Arabic
Keyword: creamy soup, Fufus Kitchen, healthy recipes, lentil soup, vegan recipes, vegan soup
Servings: 5 bowls
Author: Heifa


  • 1.5 cups Red Lentils
  • 6 cups Water or Vegetable stock
  • 1 Bouillon Cube
  • 1 cup Carrots chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric

What to serve this soup with:

  • Lemon wedges
  • Pita chips


  • In a pot, add the olive oil. To that, add the onions, garlic, and carrots. Add salt and pepper to this and then saute for 5 minutes until fragrant.
  • To that, add the lentils and saute for a few minutes. Season with the cumin, turmeric, and crushed bouillon cube. Mix together.
  • Add the cooking liquid and bring this mixture to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, bring down to a simmer. Let this cook for about 25 minutes until the carrots are tender.
  • Once tender, use an immersion blender to puree this soup until creamy. If you do not have an immersion blender, then pour the contents of the soup into a regular blender for a minute until smooth.
  • Enjoy with crispy pita chips and fresh lemon juice!

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  1. 5 stars
    One of the best lentil soup recipes I’ve tried! Super simple and the soup comes out very flavorful. Thanks Fufu!

      1. 5 stars
        I am not a lentil soup fan, but my husband requested it for Ramadan. I used this recipe from your e-book and I actually love the soup!! I think it’s the mix of carrots, but either way, it’s a hit with the husband and a lentil soup I truly enjoy. I also love how easy it is to make!

      2. 5 stars
        My hubby loves shorabet adas, but I growing up I thought it tasted like paper lol. But in adulthood I have grown to like it. My hubby is sick and I thought is giving making it a try. This recipe is super easy to follow and the soup tasted great. I’m definitely making this again.

  2. Looks amazing . Can’t wait to try. May I ask if it is possible to cook the soup without the bouillon cube?

  3. 5 stars
    Making it second time today, i did not have boullion, so i added half a cube chicken stock and half teaspoon 7 spices. Thank youu! Tastes good

  4. 5 stars
    Made this tonight, with chicken stock instead of vegetable stock. Absolutely delicious, will definitely make again in the future!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this tonight! Perfect for a cold Monday night. Lots of flavour and no ingredients I don’t already have in the pantry or freezer.

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