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    Turkish Red Lentil Soup (Kirmizi Mercimek Çorbasi)

    Turkish Red Lentil Soup (Kirmizi Mercimek Çorbasi). Photo by threeovens

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 45 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    threeovens's Note:

    This is true comfort food that tastes like a cross between Cream of Wheat and Lentil Soup. Try to get the red lentils because they cook quicker and lend a lovely orangy color to the finished soup (the lentils cook to a yellow, but the tomatoes make it orange). This soup is usually served before a meal with a dollop of yogurt or tzatiki sauce swirled in.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large pot, bring to a boil 10 to 12 cups of water; add lentils, 2 teaspoons salt, cover and reduce heat, letting simmer for 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, heat another pot, over medium heat, and add onions, cover with olive oil, and 1 teaspoon salt; once it begins to sizzle, reduce heat to low and cover for about 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      To the second pot, add bulgur, pepper, cayenne, and cumin; stir until lightly browned.
    4. 4
      Add tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, and 4 cups chicken broth; bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Pour the contents of the second pot into the large soup pot with the lentils; cover and simmer until the bulgur and the lentils are soft, about an additional 40 minutes.
    6. 6
      You may add additional water if you like a thinner soup (as we do).
    7. 7
      Stir in lemon juice or vinegar; serve a dollop of yogurt with each serving, if desired.

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    Nutritional Facts for Turkish Red Lentil Soup (Kirmizi Mercimek Çorbasi)

    Serving Size: 1 (462 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 348.5
     
    Calories from Fat 103
    29%
    Total Fat 11.4 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    9%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 1612.9 mg
    67%
    Total Carbohydrate 45.9 g
    15%
    Dietary Fiber 9.2 g
    36%
    Sugars 4.4 g
    17%
    Protein 18.8 g
    37%

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