It’s soup season! Winter brings a lot of things to enjoy – beautiful weather, warm baked goods, and hot drinks – but my favorite aspect is the soup recipes. A bowl of hot soup makes a great start to a big meal and chases away the winter blues!
Today, I got you this perfect Thick Lentil Soup (Adas Majroush), the one I make most often, and it never fails to please!
This lentil soup is naturally gluten free, easy to prepare in one pot, and is made with simple ingredients that pack a delicious punch of flavor_ red lentils, rice and sautéed onions!
The soup can be enjoyed as is – thick and slightly chunky – or blended to your desired consistency. Either way, it’s a winning recipe!
Thick, Creamy, & Packed with Flavor
The original name of this soup is “Adas Majroush”. This soup, made with no more than a handful of ingredients, proves that cheap and easy can also be healthy and tasty.
This simple, comforting, hearty soup is one of my favorites. It’s my go-to meal when I need something hearty and healthy, when I’m trying to take a break from overindulging, or when I suddenly find myself tasked with feeding vegetarian or vegan friends on a chilly day.
Why You’ll Love this Adas Majroush Soup
- Its vegan.
- It’s easy to make.
- It’s extremely tasty, and both children and adults enjoy it.
- It is very low in calories, packed with iron and folate and very high in proteins.
- It brings comfort, warmth and flavor you might need any time of the year.
- It’s made with staple ingredients.
- You can adjust the consistency to make a thick or thin soup.
This Soup is a Tough One To Beat!
What’s in this Thick Red Lentil Soup?
This hearty red lentil soup (Shorbat Adas) is made with simple ingredients.
Red split lentils_ The star of this Lebanese soup is red lentils (which appear to be orange lentils). Because they cook quickly, they can be placed directly in the pot.
There is no need for pre-soaking. If you only have brown lentils try my Mediterranean Lentil Soup.
Onions_ You will need one onion for this hearty soup. You can use red or white onions.
Rice_ It is recommended to use short grain rice as it contains a good amount of starch that thickens the soup.
Avocado oil_ Avocado oil is a source of “good” fats if used appropriately.
Butter_ Butter gives Shorbat Adas a rich creamy taste!
Bouillon cubes_ Bouillon cubes add a kick to the soup.
Enjoy the Hearty Flavor!
What are Red Split Lentils?
Lentils are a common staple in Mediterranean cuisines. In fact, they are often the star ingredient in several dishes. They are ideal for vegetarians, vegans, and people with healthy or clean eating habits.
What Is the Difference Between Whole Red Lentils and Split Red Lentils?
Red split lentils have a nutty, sweet flavor and a creamy consistency, making them ideal for hearty soups and stews, curries, and purees, whereas whole lentils work better in salads or as side dishes.
Furthermore, red lentils cook quickly and do not require pre-soaking. As a result, they’re an excellent choice for busy weeknights.
Health Benefits of Red Lentils
Like other lentils, split red lentils are high in nutrients. They’re also high in plant-based protein and fiber, which will keep your stomach full and satisfied for a long time.
Lentils are an easy way to get a variety of nutrients, including B vitamins, iron, fiber, and more. And due to their high protein content, lentils make an excellent meat alternative.
What to Serve with Thick Red Lentil Soup
You can never go wrong with a hearty bowl of soup. Winter or summer, breakfast or dinner, soup can be very warming, mood lifting, and healthy.
This Thick Red Lentil Soup fulfills all your nutritional needs and health requirements that are not often met by regular meals. It is worth trying, and sure to impress!
Adas Majroush soup is hearty and delicious on its own, but it is also great served with pita bread or Naan bread. Also, soup and salads go well with each other! You can serve it with my Kale Dijon Salad and Burrata Salad.
This Soup is a Breeze to Make!
Frequently Asked Questions
Sure! Once fully cooled, store in an air tight container in the freezer for up to three months. Defrost as required.
This yellow lentil soup thickens quite a bit. If you prefer a thinner consistency and want to make a larger batch, simply gradually add more stock until you reach your desired consistency.
This soup is ideal for quick meals because it can be made ahead of time. Allow the soup to cool to room temperature before putting it in the fridge. It will keep in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. You can reheat it on the stove or in the microwave.
Sure! Follow the first step sautéing in the instant pot. Then add the lentils, rice, water, and the bouillon cube. Seal the pot and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
Sure! Just replace the bouillon cubes with vegetable broth.
You can make this soup dairy free by substituting the butter for extra virgin olive oil.
Red lentils and yellow lentils are best for soup because they cook quickly and soften easily.
You can use vegetable stock to make this soup vegan.
It’s recommended to remove the white froth that comes away when you boil the lentils.
This soup is delicious as it is, but you can certainly substitute broth for water and add other spices to your liking.
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Thick Red Lentil Soup (Adas Majroush) Ingredients:
- avocado oil
- butter (optional)
- onion/ large
- red lentils
- short grain rice
- bouillon cubes
- seven spices
- chopped parsley
Steps to Prep
First, add the oil and butter to a medium pot on high heat. Then, add in the cubed onion and sauté until caramelized.
After washing and soaking the red lentils and rice for 10 minutes (in one bowl), drain the water then add them to the pot.
Pour in the 6 cups of water, bouillon cubes, salt, a and pinch of 7 spices. Allow to boil, then simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Finally, garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy alone, with veggies or pita bread.
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- Best Chicken Healing Soup
- Red Lentil Soup
- Mediterranean Lentil Soup
- Durum Wheat Chicken Soup-Frikeh
- Carrot and Sweet Potato Thai Soup
- Creamy Chickpea Curry Stew
- Perfectly Boiled and Seasoned Broccoli
- Pea and Carrot Stew (Bazzela W Roz)
- Best Boiled Potatoes With Dried Herbs
- Meat and Rice Stuffed Squash
- Hearty Kafta and Potato Stew
- Creamy Broccoli & Mushroom Soup
Thick Red Lentil Soup (Adas Majroush)
- 4 tablespoons avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons butter optional
- 1 onion large
- 3 cups red lentils
- 6 cups water
- 1 cup short grain rice
- 2 bouillon cubes
- pinch seven spices
- ½ cup parsley chopped
- First, add the oil and butter to a medium pot on high heat. Then, add in the cubed onion and sauté until caramelized.
- After washing and soaking the red lentils and rice for 10 minutes (in one bowl), drain the water then add them to the pot.
- After that, pour in the 6 cups of water, bouillon cubes, salt ,and a pinch of 7 spices. Allow to boil, then simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy alone, veggies or with pita bread.
I made this thick soup today and it was so delicious! The perfect comfort food on such a chilly winter night! So warming and relieving
I remember grandma used to make this soup when i was a kid. I always wanted to make it but didn’t know the exact measurements. Thanks for sharing! It turned out perfect
This soup is sooo yummy! Even my picky eaters loved it!