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Egyptian Red Lentil Soup

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch, Vegan
  • Method: Cooking, One Pot
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free,


This Egyptian Red Lentil Soup is packed with so many amazing flavors – naturally vegan and gluten free. Made with an authentic spice mix.



  • 1 cup uncooked red lentils
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 3.5 cups vegetable broth
  • Egyptian spice mix ( 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, 1/4 tsp cardamon, 1/2 tsp ginger)
  • salt, pepper
Optional add ons:
  • 1/2 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 heaping Tbs tahini paste
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste


  1. Start with cooking your red lentils according the package directions. Season with salt and pepper. After that heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth in a pot. Add lentils, garlic, onions, and fry them for around 5 minutes.
  2. Now take 1/4 cup from that mixture and set aside. Hop over to a blender, add remaining lentil mix, vegetable broth, Egyptian spice mix, salt and pepper, optional coconut milk, yogurt, tahini, tomato paste, and lemon juice to its bowl.
  3. Process everything until smooth and creamy. If your soup is not as warm as you prefer, put it back into a pot and heat up for around 5 minutes. Serve with the reserved onion mix on top.


  • Serving Size: 3 cups
  • Calories: 203
  • Sugar: 4.5
  • Sodium: 827
  • Fat: 0.5
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 38
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 12
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: vegan, gluten free, dairy free, egyptian food, red lentils, soup, plant based,