Ash Reshteh Recipe: A Flavorful Persian Comfort Soup

Dish recipes: Ash Reshteh
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Ash Reshteh is a beloved Persian comfort soup packed with hearty ingredients and aromatic flavors. This wholesome dish is perfect for warming up on cold days and satisfying your cravings for a nourishing meal.


1 cup lentils, rinsed

1/2 cup chickpeas, soaked overnight

1/2 cup kidney beans, soaked overnight

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach

1/2 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup chopped chives

8 cups vegetable broth

1/2 cup Persian noodles (Reshteh)

1/4 cup dried mint

1/4 cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Greek yogurt (for serving)

Kashk (whey, for serving)

Fried onions (for garnish)


In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic, sauté until translucent. Add lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, and vegetable broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in chopped parsley, cilantro, spinach, green onions, and chives. Simmer for an additional 20 minutes. Add Persian noodles to the soup and cook according to package instructions until tender. Season the soup with dried mint, salt, and pepper to taste. Adjust seasoning if needed. Serve hot, garnished with a dollop of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of kashk, and fried onions.


Enjoy Ash Reshteh as a hearty main dish or serve it alongside crusty bread for a complete meal. It's perfect for cozy nights in or sharing with loved ones.

Ash Reshteh is a soul-warming soup that brings together the best of Persian flavors in a comforting bowl. With its blend of nourishing ingredients and fragrant herbs, it's sure to become a favorite in your kitchen.