Shawrabit Adas bi Hamud = Lentil Soup with Lemon is the Traditional Lebanese name for this soup, that is popular in the mountain villages.
It’s a wonderful cold weather dish, sure to warm you from the inside out. This is based on my Mom’s recipe, adjusted to lower the fat content!
- 1 c. organic Brown Lentils
- 2 c. organic Swiss Chard, sliced into thin strips
- 1 c. Yellow Onion, diced
- 2 Tbs. organic Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/c. organic Cilantro, chopped
- 2 Garlic cloves
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbs. organic Lemon Juice
Rinse chard and slice, discarding lower half of stem.
Place sorted lentils in a pot and cover with water. Add the 1/2 tsp. salt, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low and simmer for 20 minutes.
Mash cilantro, garlic and 1/4 tsp. salt in mortar and pestle until a smooth paste.
Place oil in saute pan over medium heat for 1 minute. Add onions and saute until translucent. Add cilantro-garlic paste and Swiss Chard. Stir until wilted. Remove from heat.
When lentils are tender, add the Chard mixture and the lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook, covered, for 10 minutes.
Adjust seasoning to taste. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.
Serve warm with toasted whole wheat pita bread or whole grain toast.
~ Sahtein! ♥