Turkish Lentil Soup

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by CrockFoolery

I am on a bit of a soup kick right now in the quest to eat healthier. This is a recipe from my Grandmother's recipe box. I always love Grandma's cooking and this recipe is no exception! Definately comfort food.

Top Review by threeovens

This was really easy and tasty. I love the cumin in here (and I normally just tolerate cumin). I used cayenne for the pepper. My only criticism is that I think the serving size is off. It's more like 4-6, if you ask me. Post more recipes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, over high heat, bring stock to boil.
  2. Add onions, garlic, carrots, lentils, parsley, bay leaf, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 15 - 20 minutes or until vegetables and lentils are tender.
  4. Discard bay leaf.
  5. Remove 3 cups of soup. Process (in batches) in food processor or blender until smooth.
  6. Return to saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Adjust seasonings.
  8. Squeeze lemon juice into individual servings.
  9. Freezes well. (244 calories per 1 1/2 cup of soup).

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