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Lebanese Vegetable Soup

Updated on December 9, 2012

Lebanese Vegetable Soup

5 stars from 1 rating of Lebanese Vegetable Soup

Lebanese Vegetable Soup

Who can resist a bowl of steaming hot soup love?
Who can resist a bowl of steaming hot soup love? | Source
Gathering the ingredients.
Gathering the ingredients. | Source
Just sweating the vegetables. Same thing I do to my clients in our BarreAmp classes!
Just sweating the vegetables. Same thing I do to my clients in our BarreAmp classes! | Source
I quartered the artichoke hearts.
I quartered the artichoke hearts. | Source
Adding all the liquids from the cans.
Adding all the liquids from the cans. | Source
Who doesn't love soup?
Who doesn't love soup? | Source
Is this my best side?
Is this my best side? | Source

Lebanese Vegetable Soup

Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 35 min
Yields: Serves 8-10 people

Lebanese Vegetable Soup

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatos
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, drained. Retain the liquid and then quarter the hearts
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, and also keep the can's leftover juices on the side
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous, cooked
  • 2 medium potatos, diced
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons roasted ginger powder, or freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, organic-if possible

Lebanese Vegetable soup

  1. Saute the onions, carrots, potatoes, and garlic until tender, around 5-6 minutes. Add the dried spices and saute another minute or two until fragrant.
  2. Pour all the saved liquid in a 4 cup measuring container. Add enough water to bring the liquid total to 6 cups and add all of this to the tender vegetables. Along add in the quartered artichokes and parsley.
  3. Simmer for one hour and then add the cooked couscous. Ladle your soup into bowls and squeeze a quartered lemon into the bowl. Try not to get any seeds in the soup. Swirl in the lemon and serve.

Lebanese Vegetable Soup

My husband and I like to travel! That is where I get some of my inspiration for cooking or trying new foods. I discovered this soup in a tiny little restaurant while visiting one of my husband's high school buddies over 20 years ago. I ordered the soup and then begged the chef for the recipe. I promised never to reveal where I got it. Even if the chef were to read the recipe today he would not recognize, it as his own. I can never leave well enough alone. I have to add my own take on everything I cook.

The squeeze of lemon at the end is my husband's suggestion. Turns out if he wanted he could be quite good in the kitchen himself. In fact, when we travel he cooks all the breakfasts so as to save time while I shower. He cooks the best omelettes you have ever had! Also after nearly 25 years of marriage I discovered his secret for amazing coffee. He guesses! I was shocked! He can look at any coffee pot and any type of coffee and just flat out guess. Who knew he possessed such talents? I think I will keep him and not just for breakfast!


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      MindbodyandFood4u 5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks, you will not be disappointed!!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      This soup sounds delicious and I love all the different ingredients. Cannot wait to try it. Bookmarking, voting up and sharing...on pinterest.