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Macedonian Lentil Soup

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This Macedonian Lentil Soup is an especially filling meal with lots and lots of healthy vegetables

Lentil soup is a soup with lentils as its main ingredient; it may be vegetarian or include meat and may use brown, red, yellow, green, or black lentils, with or without the husk. Dehulled yellow and red lentils disintegrate in cooking, making a thick soup.

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Macedonian Lentil Soup

Macedonian Lentil Soup

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This family-friendly Macedonian lentil soup is made hearty and comforting thanks to all the wonderful veggies included.

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 810 portions 1x
  • Category: Soups, Stews, and Chili
  • Cuisine: Macedonian
  • Diet: VegetarianDiet


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  1. Wash, pick over for sticks or stones and then soak the lentils in a bowl.
  2. In a pot add Olive oil and onion and sauté until golden
  3. Add vegetables and sauté lightly
  4. Drain the lentils and add to the pot
  5. Add paprika stirring well (As much as your taste buds require there is no set amount)
  6. Add herbs and seasonings (amount up to your taste buds)
  7. Add lemon juice or vinegar (the amount is up to your taste buds add how strong you want the lemon or vinegar
  8. Pour enough water to fill the pot almost 3/4 full.
  9. Bring to the boil and simmer for an hour and a half.
  10. Test the lentils and season to taste.
  11. Always taste test for salt and pepper.
  12. Enjoy with a crusty loaf of bread and butter.
  13. You can add zucchini if in season, or sweet potato.
  14. This makes it a thicker soup and is yummy
  15. Just trial and error to your own preferences.
  16. The immigrant mums used to thicken it up with flour but all the vegetables seem to make it nice and thick anyway but it is up to you.
  17. Happy cooking
  18. Cheers.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Ctace from SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas  Daily Recipes


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 196
  • Sugar: 5
  • Sodium: 248
  • Fat: 8
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 23
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 10
  • Cholesterol: 10

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