Armenian apricot and lentil soup

This is a very tasty soup, based on traditional Armenian recipes. The apricots in this soup add a lovely mild sweetness.

Armenian Soup

Serving Size: 4


  • 2 ounces red lentils (55 g), washed
  • 2 ounces dried apricots (55 g), washed
  • 1 large potato
  • 2 pints vegetable stock
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 3 tbs. parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Armenian Soup


  1. Place lentils in a large saucepan.
  2. Roughly chop the potato and add to the pan with remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool, then puree until smooth.
  5. Reheat to serving temperature and adjust seasonings to taste.


The recipe has originally been posted on the usenet group by MrFalafel in 2001.