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Turkish-Style Red Lentil Soup

Serves 6
Time 40 min
This version of Turkey's classic lentil soup is home cooking at its best: Simple, flavorful and nutritious. Make it a complete meal by adding a tangy salad and your favorite flatbread or a crusty loaf of whole-grain bread. Inspired by Whole Planet Foundation® microcredit client recipes.
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cup (about 8 ounces) red lentils, picked through and rinsed
  • 7 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
  • Lemon wedges and chopped mint for serving (optional)
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Method

In a large pot, combine lentils, broth, onion, carrot, garlic, tomato paste, cumin and cayenne and bring to a boil over high heat.

Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, until vegetables and very tender and lentils begin to fall apart, about 25 minutes.

Remove the pot from the heat and use an immersion blender to quickly blend the soup until it is creamy but not completely puréed.

Or, you can blend about half the soup in a blender, but use caution when blending hot liquids: blend only in small batches, hold the lid down firmly with a kitchen towel, and begin blending on low speed.

Add salt and serve with lemon wedges and a garnish of mint if desired.

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  • 1 1/3 cup (about 8 ounces) red lentils, picked through and rinsed
  • 7 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, or to taste
  • Lemon wedges and chopped mint for serving (optional)
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.