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 Food.com

Ready in
25 m
340
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Directions

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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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
0.8%
Protein
24g
47%
Carbs
61g
20%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
26.1%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.4%
Vitamin K
5µg
7%
Calcium
43mg
4%
Fiber
10g
42%
Folate (food)
460µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
460µg
100%
Iron
6mg
35%
Magnesium
48mg
12%
Monounsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
271mg
39%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
659mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12%
Sodium
781mg
33%
Thiamin (B1)
0.8mg
56%
Zinc
3mg
21%