Cumin and apricot lentil soup

 1 hour 5 minutesApricots in lentil soup? It sounds unusual but this is a common Middle Eastern technique. Cumin and thyme provide a gorgeous flavour.Ingredients

Serves: 6 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 90g dried apricots, quartered
  • 300g red lentils
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 3 roma tomatoes - peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

  1. Sauté onion, garlic and apricots in olive oil. Add lentils and stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, and season with cumin, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in lemon juice. Purée half of the soup in a blender, then return to the pot. Serve.



By allrecipes Australia

(Source:; January 11, 2021;
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