Shorbat Adas is a traditional Middle Eastern soup that is incredibly easy to make, yet also nutritious and full of flavor. In Persian culture, this dish is used to fast at the end of the day of worship. To make this soup, you only need a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand, as well as red lentils and some stock. Simmer for 30 minutes and blend, and you’ve got a hearty soup…great for a cold day or when you want something healthy and delicious!
How to make Shorbat Adas:
- Use a fine mesh strainer to rinse the 1 3/4 cup red lentils until the water runs clear. Set the strainer on a towel to dry while you start the soup.
- In a large stockpot over medium heat, heat 3 tablespoons avocado oil.
- Add the chopped onions and cook until soft and translucent.
- Stir in the 3 crushed garlic cloves, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, and a pinch of chili powder. Stir to combine.
Stir in the rinsed red lentils.
Add the celery stick, carrot, 8 cups stock, salt, and pepper.
Stir to combine.
Cover your pan and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, use an immersion blender to puree the soup completely.
Serve with coriander and a squeeze of lemon.