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shorbat adas

Jordanian Shorbat Adas (شوربة عدس)

Shorbat Adas is a traditional Middle Eastern soup recipe. My shorbat adas recipe is super easy to prepare for when you're hungry and want something quick, healthy, and filling!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Arabic, Jordanian, Middle Eastern
Servings 8 people
Calories 108 kcal



  • 3 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 lg yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • pinch ground chili powder
  • 1 ¾ cups split red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 bunch celery leaves sub 2 stalks chopped celery
  • 1 lg. carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 potatoes (optional) any type
  • 8 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • salt & pepper to taste

for serving:

  • lemon wedge
  • olive oil optional
  • fresh parsley optional


  • Using a fine mesh strainer, rinse the 1 ¾ 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 the 3 tablespoons avocado oil.
    Add the chopped onions and cook the onions until they are soft and translucent.
  • Stir in the 3 cloves crushed garlic, 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin, 1 ½ teaspoon ground coriander, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, and a pinch of chili powder. Stir to combine.
    Stir in the rinsed red lentils.
  • Add the 1 bunch of celery leaves, carrot, 8 cups broth, salt, and pepper.
    Stir to combine.
    Cover your pan, and simmer for ~30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, use an immersion blender to puree the soup completely.
    Serve with fresh lemon juice and enjoy!



The 1 hour prep time is not necessary. I like to soak my lentils if I have some extra time. But, you can easily rinse them until the water runs clear right before adding them to the pan if you are short on time. 
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Stainless Steel Pans
Immersion Blender
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Serving: 1.5cupCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.85gPotassium: 211mgFiber: 3.7gVitamin A: 634IUVitamin C: 1.1mgIron: 1.5mg
Keyword arabicfood, jordanianfoodrecipes, middleeasternfood, middleeasternrecipes, redlentil, redlentilsoup, shorbatadas, shorbatadaspalestinian
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