Turkish Red Lentil Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 163.9
  • Total Fat: 5.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 18.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g

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Submitted by: JENMAH

Introduction

My Turkish friend shared this recipe with me. It is really delicious. The mint and tomato sauce give it great tang.
My Turkish friend shared this recipe with me. It is really delicious. The mint and tomato sauce give it great tang.

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1.5 cup red lentils (could be found at Middle Eastern, Mediterranean or Indian markets)
    1 big potato (Peeled and grated)
    1 big carrot (Peeled and grated)
    1 white onion (cut into 2)
    8 cups water

    2 tbsp canola oil
    1 tbsp tomato-paste
    2 tbsp mint

    Salt to taste




Tips

Take the time to find red lentils-- they break down into such a smooth consistency and are so much better than brown or green ones in this recipe.


Directions

Put the carrots, potato, onion, lentils, water and salt into the pot you're cooking in. Turn down the heat after it starts boiling. Simmer until lentils break down (maybe 45 minutes

After turning off, throwaway the onion pieces, and mix the rest with a blender to desired smoothness. Salt to taste.

Then heat the canola oil, and add the tomato-paste. and fry them together for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, and then add the mint and stir them for a couple minutes (Peppermint get burned if the fire is on, be careful).

Then pour this fried tomato-paste and peppermint mix into your soup. Stir everything. It would be delicious if you put some lemon juice and pepper while serving.


Serving Size: Makes 6 servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENMAH.





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