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Learn How To Cook Chard Lentil Soup the Lebanese Way! Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Arabic Language, Culture

Marhaba! Today, I want to share you a recipe for Chard Lentil Soup (the Lebanese way!!) that my wife and I are prepared the other day for a number of friends. This is a really easy recipe and you can pull it off in no time! It takes us about an hour, including prepping the ingredients and cooking, to prepare it. The ingredients are readily available in almost any grocery store. It’s a great and easy dish to prepare, especially during the winter season. Honestly, I can have this all year long, but still it’s best served on a cold winter day. As always, I will share the recipe in Arabic and then completely translate it to English for your learning purposes. Let me know how it goes in the comment section below or via Facebook.

Chard Lentil Soup


9 cups of water
1 ¼ cup brown lentils
4 large potatoes
5 cups of sliced chard
1 cup of lemon juice
1 tablespoon salt
7 cloves of garlic
1 cup of olive oil

Image by Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr

Image by Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)


Rinse lentils
Cut potatoes into small cubes.
Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
Cook lentils in pot until they soften
Add chard to lentils and cook them for about 5 minutes.
Add potato cubes to lentil and chard mix.
Cover the pot, reduce heat, and cook for about 15 minutes.
Add lemon, salt, and garlic to the pot and then cook for 7 minutes.
Add olive oil to the mix and cook for additional 5 minutes.

Image by Cajsa Lilliehook via Flickr

Image by Cajsa Lilliehook via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

عدس بحامض


تسع أكواب ماء
كوب وربع عدس أسمر
أربع بطاطا
خمس أكواب سلق مقطع
كوب عصير الليمون
ملعقة ملح
سبع فصوص ثوم
كوب زيت زيتون

Image by Salvatore D'Alia via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Image by Salvatore D’Alia via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

طريقة التحضير

إغسل العدس
إقطع البطاطا الى مكعبات صغيرة
إغلي الماء بوعاء كبير
أطبخ العدس بالوعاء حتى يطرى
أضف السلق الى العدس واطبخ حوالي خمسة دقائق
أضف مكعبات البطاطا الى العدس والسلق
غطي القدر, أخفض الحرارة, اطبخ لحوالي خمسة عشر دقيقة
أضف الليمون, الملح, والثوم الى الوعاء واطبخ لسبعة دقائق
أضف زيت الزيتون الى الخليط واطبخ لخمسة دقائق اضافية

For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Happy Learning!
Have a nice day!!
نهاركم سعيد


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About the Author: jesa

Salam everyone! Born as an American to two originally Arab parents, I have been raised and have spent most of my life in Beirut, Lebanon. I have lived my good times and my bad times in Beirut. I was but a young child when I had to learn to share my toys and food with others as we hid from bombs and fighting during the Lebanese Civil War. I feel my connection to Arabic as both a language and culture is severing and so it is with you, my readers and fellow Arabic lovers, and through you that I wish to reestablish this connection by creating one for you.