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Shafik’s Red Lentil Soup

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Prep 5 min.
Cooking 60 min.
Total 65 min.
Yield Makes 6 Cups

Red lentils can be found in Middle Eastern or Indian grocery stores and in gourmet and health food stores. This soup is so delicious and easy to make that it is worth going out of your way to find the red lentils. It can also be prepared with yellow split peas.

In a 4 quart pot, sauté celery and onion in olive oil until onion is browned. Add the red lentils, carrots, SHAFIK’S RED LENTIL SOUP SPICE and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 1 hour or until red lentils are tender and soup is thick. Add more water if thinner soup is desired, or cook a little longer for thicker soup. Stir in the chopped parsley before serving.

Serve Shafik’s Red Lentil Soup with Feta & Herb Bread and a crisp green salad with Herbed French Vinaigrette.


  • Shafik’s Red Lentil Soup Spice
  • Red Lentils
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Carrots
  • Water