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    Red Lentil Soup-Turkish Style

    Red Lentil Soup-Turkish Style. Photo by Georgiapea

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr

    10 mins

    50 mins

    Dib's's Note:

    A nice start for lamb or serve with a salad and fresh, hot bread.

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    1. 1
      In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add onions, lentils and carrots.
    3. 3
      Cook, stirring often for 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add paprika and tomato paste and stir well to mix.
    5. 5
      Reduce heat to low and cook for a few minutes.
    6. 6
      Gradually add stock or water, stirring constantly.
    7. 7
      Simmer uncovered until lentils are v-e-r-y soft, around 30 minutes.
    8. 8
      Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree to smooth.
    9. 9
      Return to pan and add milk or lemon juice to taste.
    10. 10
      Taste and add salt, pepper and cayenne.
    11. 11
      Give it 5 minutes and taste again, adjust seasonings.
    12. 12
      Ladle into bowls and offer croutons and mint at the table.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 29, 2010


      This was really delicious! I added a good bit of pepper and cayenne to knock it up a bit on the spicy scale. I, like many others, didn't add the milk, but I did serve it with a few healthy spoonfuls of homemade yogurt. It's definitely a good flavorful recipe with enough room for improvisation to satisfy everyone. Thanks DiB's!

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    • on March 26, 2014


      This is great!!!! For the paprika I used 1 tsp regular paprika, and the other tsp Hungarian paprika. Completely forgot about the cayenne... Lol. And I added the juice of three small lemons and used Chopped cilantro instead of mint. Absolutely yummy. Next time I will not be forgetting cayenne and maybe use a mixture of butter/olive oil.

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    • on June 22, 2011

      Well it was very good BUT 30 mins to cook the lentils! Way too short - maybe in a pressure cooker - but not on top of the stove. We had this soup in Patara, Turkey and it's a wonder of flavor and very satisfying. Loved it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Red Lentil Soup-Turkish Style

    Serving Size: 1 (375 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 240.4
    Calories from Fat 50
    Total Fat 5.6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 12.2 mg
    Sodium 386.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
    Sugars 6.5 g
    Protein 14.8 g

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