I had this in a restaurant and came up with a great recipe to mimic it. This soup is lemony and full of great dill flavors. It makes a popular first course and is a crowd pleaser for all ages.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook onions in butter until they begin to soften, about 10 minutes; stir in garlic and cook for one minute. Add ground beef and cook until beef loses its pink color, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up lumps. Stir in the tomato paste, tomato juice, water, and garbanzo beans. Season with salt, pepper, dry mustard, dill, cilantro, chili paste, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 30 minutes.

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  • Increase heat and bring mixture to a low boil; add fettuccine, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until fettuccine is tender, about 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings adding more chile paste, salt, or lemon juice as desired. If soup seems too thick, thin with a little water.

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Nutrition Facts

383 calories; 7.4 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 764 mg sodium. 62.9 g carbohydrates; 17.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
I submitted this recipe. U usually make this to feed 15-20 people and add alot more water. The starch from the pasta and tomato paste thicken it quite nicely. Also reduce the amount of fettuccine and break it into smaller sticks before you put it in. I've been making this soup for years and I still have to taste it numerous times for seasoning. What your going for is a rich flavor of lemon and dill with a spicy smoky background. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/12/2010
I really didn't like this at all. It tasted too much like tomato juice and had no depth in flavor. It reminded me of a cheap spaghetti sauce. Read More
(15)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
I submitted this recipe. U usually make this to feed 15-20 people and add alot more water. The starch from the pasta and tomato paste thicken it quite nicely. Also reduce the amount of fettuccine and break it into smaller sticks before you put it in. I've been making this soup for years and I still have to taste it numerous times for seasoning. What your going for is a rich flavor of lemon and dill with a spicy smoky background. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2009
I submitted this recipe. U usually make this to feed 15-20 people and add alot more water. The starch from the pasta and tomato paste thicken it quite nicely. Also reduce the amount of fettuccine and break it into smaller sticks before you put it in. I've been making this soup for years and I still have to taste it numerous times for seasoning. What your going for is a rich flavor of lemon and dill with a spicy smoky background. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
Simple nice zip to it thanks to the chilli paste(be careful with that by starting out with half the amount and then adjusting it). Wouldn't change a thing. The lemon juice adds a lovely clarity and freshness to the flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2009
This soup was excellent it was a delicious change to a traditional tomato soup. I was a bit skeptical about the seasonings but it came together with such nice flavor and nothing was over-powering. I used farfalle pasta instead of fettucine figuring it would be easier to eat. My mistake was adding the pasta too early - next time I'll be sure to add it about 20-30 mins (max) before we're ready to eat. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2009
No complaints. Delicious as written. The only difference with mine was that I used spinach fettuccine. Yummy. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
I made this recipe on a whim because I had a can of tomato juice in the pantry and no one wanted to drink it. I exchanged black beans for the garbanzo beans because that's all I had and I used Trader Joe's lemon pepper pasta which really enhanced the lemon flavor. I enjoyed this as something different but my kids didn't go for it so I'll enjoy a whole lot of leftovers. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2009
I have been wanting to make this recipe for some time. I followed it to a t except I only had dried dill. I think it needed way more salt. I also think the chili paste was lost in the dish. I would probably go with 1 or more tablespoons depending on the heat you like. The only other thing I would have done was to break up the noodles. It ended up more like fettuccine with meat sauce then a soup. Overall very good and worth making for sure. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
07/12/2010
I really didn't like this at all. It tasted too much like tomato juice and had no depth in flavor. It reminded me of a cheap spaghetti sauce. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
I may have strayed a bit from the original recipe based on what we had but we had a winner for dinner tonight! I chose this because we have a huge jug of tomato juice leftover from Thanksgiving. Instead of fettucine I used farfalle (bowties). I was nervous about all of the soups I was making tasting the same (again all tomato juiuce-based) so to this one I added extra lemon juice - maybe 2-3 times as much - and frozen corn kernels. I could have added more dill too. I also stirred in a teaspoon or so of paprika and of cumin. This was spicy and bright with lemon and really good! My husband added a little parmesan to his second helping but said that it made it taste too "mac and beef"-like and he preferred it without the cheese topping. I agree! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2015
I really liked this soup! The lemon added a really great tangy nuance. The only downside is that my pasta absorbed most of the liquid so me leftovers are more like pasta than soup. I guess I'll add water when I tea heat it. Tasty though! Read More