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    Spicy Sizzle Red Lentil Soup

    Spicy Sizzle Red Lentil Soup. Photo by PaulaG

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    10 mins

    35 mins

    FloridaNative's Note:

    From Eating Well Magazine (1995), this Turkish soup features a delicious, healthful combination of lentils and whole-grain bulgur. A drizzle of sizzling spiced olive oil gives the soup a final flourish.

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    Serves: 8


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    1. 1
      Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cumin; cook for 1 minute.
    2. 2
      Add broth, lentils, bulgur, tomato paste and bay leaf; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook over low heat until the lentils and bulgur are very tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
    3. 3
      Ladle about 4 cups of the soup into a food processor (or blender) and puree. Return the pureed soup to the soup pot and heat through. Stir in lemon juice and season with pepper.
    4. 4
      Just before serving, ladle the soup into bowls. Heat the remaining 4 teaspoons olive oil in a small skillet and stir in the paprika and cayenne. Drizzle about 1/2 teaspoon of the sizzling spice mixture over each bowlful and serve immediately.
    5. 5
      TIP - You can replace red lentils with brown lentils; add 1/2 cup water and simmer 40 to 45 minutes.
    6. 6
      MAKE AHEAD TIP - Prepare through Step 3. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 23, 2010


      Fantastic! This tasted so good. We had lots of leftovers, so I froze half and thawed & reheated it a few weeks later and it was still just as good. The spicy oil of course had mixed in with the soup by then, but the flavor & texture held up.

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    • on January 20, 2010


      I reduced the servings to 2 and with the spicy sizzle it is a very pleasing dish. It was made with vegetable broth. This was served with a salad and flat bread for a nice warming meal. Made for Diabetic Forum *Soup Is On*

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Sizzle Red Lentil Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (84 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 195.3
    Calories from Fat 40
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 37.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
    Sugars 1.9 g
    Protein 10.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    reduced-sodium vegetable broth

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