Iraqi Shorbeh (Easy Lentil Soup)

Looking for a healthy soup to warm you up? Try this recipe

This food is a staple in my house. You can't go wrong. It's fast, incredibly easy, and healthy, too. Serve with toasted pita.

-Lorraine's homecooking

This recipe is courtesy of Lorraine's homecooking via

Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Cups orange lentils
  • 4 Cups water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt (or one chicken bouillon cube)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon dry onion


Wash lentils.

Fill pot with lentils, water, pepper, salt, and onion.

Bring to a rapid boil.

Cover, reduce heat to simmer.

Cook 20-25 min until thick and yellow.

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