Adas b Hamod- Lebanese Lemon Lentil Soup
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Incredibly delicious Lebanese Lemon Lentil Soup, also known as Adas b Hamod or Adas bi Hamod in Arabic. It’s vegan, easy to prepare, loaded with swiss chard, carrots and potatoes; this healthy and hearty Lebanese soup is the perfect winter warmer! It is one of those soups that tastes even better the next day or the day after that!
Adas B Hamod- Lebanese Lemon Lentil Soup
Who’s ready for a light and refreshing bowl of Lebanese Lemon lentil soup with swiss chard? Everyone needs a good lentil soup for winter days that is flavorful and filling, which also happens to require a handful of ingredients, 1 pot, and a little less than 1 hour to make. Similar to my Lebanese Lentil Soup with Spinach, but with swiss chard instead of baby spinach.
Whether you’re looking to lighten up your meals or warm up with a steaming bowl of soup, this healthy Lebanese lentil soup recipe is for you! It’s one of my all-time favorites and I hope it becomes a staple in your kitchen as well.
Honestly, it’s the best lentil soup I’ve ever had.
What You Need to Make Adas B Hamod
( Scroll all the way to the end, for exact measurements and a printable option)
Lentils. Dried brown lentils, rinsed and picked over
Fresh Lemon Juice
How to Make Lebanese Lentil Soup with Lemon & Swiss chard :
- In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat, add chopped onions and salt and cook for 5-7 minutes until wilted but not browned.
- Add the lentils and mix well with the onions.
- Pour water, bring to a boil, cover the pot, lower heat to medium low and simmer until tender, 25 minutes.
- Meanwhile, wash and separate the swiss chard leaves from the stems. Cut the stems to small cubes and chop the leaves too. Wash, peel and cut the potatoes and carrots into bite size cuts as well.
- Once lentils are soft, add potatoes and carrots and cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat or until veggies are tender.
- Mix corn starch with a few tablespoons of warm water and set aside.
- Add the swiss chard and corn starch mixture (if using), stir and cover the pot. Cook for 5-10 more minutes to wilt.
- Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat. Then taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt or lemon juice.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Tips for the Best Adas B Hamod Recipe:
- Stick with brown. Red lentils cook in under half the cooking time of brown lentils.
- You can also use vegetable broth is you’d like.
- If your soup is runny, add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch thinned with warm water. This will help the soup come together.
- Taste and adjust salt and sour based on your liking, before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How to Serve Adas b Hamod (Adas b Hamod):
With a lemon wedge on the side or a sprinkle of sumac before serving, depending on how sour you like your soup and a piece of toast.
How to Store Lebanese Lemon lentil Soup?
Any lentil soup leftovers can be refrigerated for up to five days.
Can I Freeze Vegetarian Lentil Soup?
Store the soup in freezer-safe containers ( I freeze mine in meal portion sizes). Let thaw overnight in the fridge before serving. Reheat in the microwave or on stove top the next day.
What are the calories in this Adas b Hamd?
200 calories of goodness a bowl!
Can I Make Lentil Soup in the Crock Pot?
Yes this Lebanese lentil soup with Swiss chard and lemon will also work well being cooked in a Crock Pot.
- To do so add all the to a slow cooker. except Swiss chard and lemon juice.
- Cook on low heat until lentils and vegetables are tender, about 7 hours.
- Add swiss chard and cook 30 minutes longer.
- Stir in lemon juice, serve and enjoy.
Can I Use Different Vegetables?
Yes! Use up what’s in your fridge so it doesn’t go to waste! I often make it with spinach when swiss chard in not available.
I love the healthy swisschard in this soup! And the crunchy carrots added so much texture! Lentil Soup was a hit at dinner tonight!
Adas b Hamod is delicious and healthy! Glad you enjoyed my recipe 🙂
Delicious adas b hamod recipe! Love the carrot edition!
I also love carrots with this soup 🙂