When Life’s Moving Too Fast, I Make Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup
4079594251 c249087e50 When Lifes Moving Too Fast, I Make Red Lentil SoupWe all know what it’s like when the world is spinning at two hundred miles an hour and you’re standing there in a dizzy, desperately trying to remain sane and get on with your ever expanding to-do list while tackling tasteless fireballs.I feel like that all too often. In fact, I feel like that right now.4080354184 fd1e78f9d8 When Lifes Moving Too Fast, I Make Red Lentil Soup

But, a while ago, I promised myself to learn to enjoy the moment no matter what it is! When all goes “Pete Tong” – as the cliche goes in my hubby’s industry – Β I stop whatever I’m doing and I make red lentil soup. Yes! As some have cheerlessly said before; “You’ve always been a simple gal.”

I hope that never changes.

So, why red lentil soup? This is a take on an old favorite. I’ve always loved lentil soup; particularly the traditional Shorbet *3addas made by many lovely ladies in my family, my American mother to be included. However, the following recipe is one I use throughout the week, when I’m crazy busy but still want to consume a healthy and quick lunch without skipping out on taste, of course!

* The arabic letter 3 (ayn) is pronounced by tightening up your vocal cords & then saying “Ah”.

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It’s great alone! But, it’s all the better served with a coriander salsa & crispy arabic bread. Some marriages are indeed made in heaven!

With that said, I’m off to rejuvenate mine!




Red Lentil Soup

Serves: 4 as part of a multi-course meal

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  • 1 medium onion – rough chop
  • 3 garlic cloves -smashed
  • 160g – rinsed red lentils
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 600ml vegetable/chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Tomato- Coriander Salsa

  • 2 tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 spring onions, finely diced
  • 3g of coriander, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (more to taste)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil 1-2 tablespoons

Crispy Arabic Triangles

  • 1 whole loaf of arabic bread – sliced into triangles
  • Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pre-heat oven- 325 F/160C/3G & bake for about 5 minutes on each side

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23 Responses to “When Life’s Moving Too Fast, I Make Red Lentil Soup”
  1. Mowie @ Mowielicious 7 November 2009 at 9:14 am #

    Oh wow – what a great post to wake up to – another Beth video, yay! You look gorgeous and stunning as ever honey. I love, love, love this lentil soup. I grew up on it, and it is as comforting as anything you can imagine, especially now in winter. Love the salsa addition. Fab!

    • Bethany 7 November 2009 at 9:24 am #

      thank you darling πŸ™‚ It really is the perfect soup to snuggle up to πŸ˜‰

  2. deeba 7 November 2009 at 10:13 am #

    Just right for when days become cold & grey, & yet liife whizzes by unrelentlessly! I’m amazed you can dish out such beauty with the world spinning so fast! Great video & gorgeous pics Beth. My Mum makes a mean lentil soup, & I think I might give her a run for her money with yours!!

  3. Jamie 7 November 2009 at 10:27 am #

    Ah, soup as cure-all! I agree! Pumpkin Soup is in the making for us for tonight! I love red lentils and usually make an Indian version but I will definitely try your luscious version next! Yay for the Beth videos!

  4. Miranda 7 November 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    Wow. My first time to your site. I love it. You have lovely pictures and mouthwatering recipes!!
    Love your site.
    Love this recipe.

    • Bethany 9 November 2009 at 5:42 pm #

      Thanks Miranda. Hope you continue to enjoy it. All the best. x

  5. Sunita 7 November 2009 at 3:03 pm #

    Love red lentil soup; it’s on our menu quite a few times in a week. Yours looks lovely too πŸ™‚

    btw, you’ve got mail πŸ™‚

  6. Global Patriot 7 November 2009 at 5:22 pm #

    I’m a big fan of lentils, in both stews and soups, but the idea of adding coriander salsa & crispy Arabic bread is brilliant!

  7. Trissa 7 November 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    Life is moving to fast for me too! I think I need TWO serves of this great looking soup. Thanks for sharing and what a great idea to have a video. Well done!

    • Bethany 9 November 2009 at 5:42 pm #

      Hope you get some time to break soon Trissa. All the best. x

  8. amale daniel 8 November 2009 at 3:03 am #

    yummy ilove this soup so delicious . ican eat it every day so good and health .you look beautiful in the video .great job.
    i love your lentil soup yummy so delicious and tasty .

    i had it for lunch,my children’s loved it

  9. Naomi 9 November 2009 at 12:24 am #

    oooh, can’t wait to try that salsa. This is one of my go to fast comfort foods too.

  10. Rosetta 9 November 2009 at 5:35 pm #

    This is so delicious and the salsa is a great addition. You are suited for video and maybe you will have your own show one day πŸ™‚ I always share your recipes with friends and family. Great Job!

    • Bethany 9 November 2009 at 5:41 pm #

      Thanks Rosetta. Very kind of you πŸ™‚

  11. Meeta 10 November 2009 at 1:18 pm #

    you know what they say don’t you? great minds think alike – that is why we both have red lentil soups up on our blogs at the same time. i really like the sound of yours with the garlic and coriander powder.

    • Bethany 10 November 2009 at 4:08 pm #

      That’s what I thought! Must try yours very soon!

  12. Maha 11 August 2010 at 10:04 am #

    This recipe is delicious and really easy to make. loved it πŸ™‚

  13. Amy 4 November 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    I was looking for a red lentil soup that I could make with ingredients I had on hand. Made this soup for lunch today. So simple, quick and delicious! Thank you!

  14. Monica 13 May 2011 at 3:53 am #

    Thank you so much for this recipe. It has become my go-to soup! I even took it to work for a lady’s lunch. They LOVED it! Thank you again.

  15. simple sustenance 2 July 2012 at 3:44 am #

    Beautiful blog. This soup looks delicious and very simple. Will try soon.


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