Ethiopian Lentil Vegetable Soup Recipe

Lentil Vegetable Soup is a great comfort food you can enjoy at any time. It is especially popular during the flu seasons in Ethiopia. And, it is also vegan/ vegetarian friendly. Here is a simple recipe that you can follow to make Lentil Vegetable Soup at home.

Ingredients Required to Make Lentil Vegetable Soup

  • 1 cup of lentils
  • 0.5 of finely chopped onions
  • 1 seeded and diced tomato
  • 2 peeled and diced carrots
  • 2 trimmed and diced stalks of celery
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of ginger juice
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 0.5 tsp of white pepper
  • 0.5 tsp of Berbere
  • 4 cups of water
  • 0.25 tsp of black pepper
  • 0.25 tsp of Salt

How to Make Lentil Vegetable Soup (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

  1. Start by cooking the onion, celery, and carrots in oil, and adding 0.5 cups of water gradually, for about 10 min.
  2. Then add the tomatoes and Berbere, stir the mix for about 5 min., add 3 more cups of water, and let it boil.
  3. Next, clean the lentils using cold water and add them to the now boiling mix, along with 2 cups of vegetable broth, white pepper, and ginger juice.
  4. Reduce the heat to mid temperature and let the mix cook for about 40 min. until the lentils get soft.
  5. Then purée the mix with a cooking stick. Alternatively, you can transfer it into a food processor, and transfer them back when finished.
  6. Add the remaining vegetable broth or water as necessary, then stir the mix for 10 min. at low heat.
  7. Finally, add the black pepper and salt, stir them in, and remove your soup from heat.
  8. Add some basil, cheese, or fresh parsley as a garnish and serve.

Equipment Recommendations to Make Lentil Vegetable Soup

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Lentil Vegetable Soup Recipe

Ethiopian Lentil Vegetable Soup Recipe

Recipe by Sara Seife
Course: Appetizers, Lunch, Dinner, SoupsCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Intermediate
Servings

4

servings

Lentil Vegetable Soup is a great comfort food you can enjoy at any time. It is especially popular during the flu seasons in Ethiopia. And, it is also vegan/ vegetarian friendly. Here is a simple recipe that you can follow to make Lentil Vegetable Soup at home.

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  • Start by cooking the onion, celery, and carrots in oil, and adding 0.5 cups of water gradually, for about 10 min.
  • Then add the tomatoes and Berbere, stir the mix for about 5 min., add 3 more cups of water, and let it boil.
  • Next, clean the lentils using cold water and add them to the now boiling mix, along with 2 cups of vegetable broth, white pepper, and ginger juice.
  • Reduce the heat to mid temperature and let the mix cook for about 40 min. until the lentils get soft.
  • Then purée the mix with a cooking stick. Alternatively, you can transfer it into a food processor, and transfer them back when finished.
  • Add the remaining vegetable broth or water as necessary, then stir the mix for 10 min. at low heat.
  • Finally, add the black pepper and salt, stir them in, and remove your soup from heat.
  • Add some basil, cheese, or fresh parsley as a garnish and serve.

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