Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Tarhana is a kind of Turkish tomato-onion based sourdough that's used in this traditional soup. We had this during our time spent in Turkey and it was delicious.
- Bring the water and olive oil to a boil.
- Add the tarhana and stir constantly for approximately 20 minutes.
- Add a little tomato paste and salt to taste.
- Serve with grated romano cheese and a little bit of butter in each bowl.
This is a great soup! my mother made it all the time when we were kids. If you want to jazz it up a bit, try taking any kind of bread, cutting it up into little cubes and sauteeing them in a goodly amount of butter in a large wok/frying pan...once they are crispy and well toasted, sprinkle them over the soup! I personally use crumbled feta cheese instead of romano, and if you really are daring try adding some fried sujouk to the soup :) Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!