Red Lentil Soup-Turkish Style

Red Lentil Soup-Turkish Style created by Georgiapea

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

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  • In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add onions, lentils and carrots.
  • Cook, stirring often for 5 minutes.
  • Add paprika and tomato paste and stir well to mix.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for a few minutes.
  • Gradually add stock or water, stirring constantly.
  • Simmer uncovered until lentils are v-e-r-y soft, around 30 minutes.
  • Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree to smooth.
  • Return to pan and add milk or lemon juice to taste.
  • Taste and add salt, pepper and cayenne.
  • Give it 5 minutes and taste again, adjust seasonings.
  • Ladle into bowls and offer croutons and mint at the table.
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"A nice start for lamb or serve with a salad and fresh, hot bread."

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  1. LifeIsGood
    Excellent red lentil soup recipe! It was simple and quick to make. We loved the flavors and the smooth consistency. I did not add the milk or lemon juice. Thank you for a winner! I'll be printing this out .
  2. Scrivener1
    I forgot to add the milk, but it was delicious without out! Excellent soup!
  3. cynjrana
    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.
  4. bourdaudhuibob_1272
    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!
  5. Dr Quest
    I'm in the middle of a 21 day detox of nothing but organic fruit and veggies and this was a delicious treat! Simple to make, light and healthy.
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