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Turkish Red Lentil 'Bride' Soup

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars
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"A wonderful and easy soup. Traditional Turkish soup. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint leaves."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 442
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Cook the onions in the hot butter until they are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir the paprika, lentils, and bulgur into the onions and coat with the butter.
  3. Add the tomato paste, vegetable stock, and cayenne pepper; bring to a boil and cook until soft and creamy, about 1 hour.
  4. Crumble the dried mint leaves into the soup; stir the soup and remove from heat.
  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint to serve.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 442 calories; 14 64.2 18.7 31 1080 Full nutrition

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As a cook who likes to eat a lot of vegetarian recipes for my main course meal this soup is a very good source of vegetable protein with red lentils that is so easy to make and rewards you with ...

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As a cook who likes to eat a lot of vegetarian recipes for my main course meal this soup is a very good source of vegetable protein with red lentils that is so easy to make and rewards you with ...

Aw, man, this soup rocks! It takes me back to when I lived in Turkey from 1980-1983. I can't believe that I finally found a recipe for the soup I used to love so much! Thank you! This one is...

I made this soup for a Turkish friend and she agrees that it’s very close to authentic and delicious. My only suggestion is to keep the lid on the pot as the lentils and bulgur absorb a lot of ...

It's not that this soup is amazing, it's just that I keep trying lentil soups and this seems to be the only one that is all about the lentils, and is not dominated by other flavors or spices. It...

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Wow! This soup is amazing! I subsituted 1/2 cup of rice for the bulgar and added 2 carrots and 4 celery stalks to the onions. It was so delicious, I already forwarded the recipe to my brother ...

This is a tasty, filling, easy to make soup. It is good with chicken broth or vegetable broth. It tastes best the next day (or the day after), when it takes on a creamy consistency like dal.

Lovely soup! I cooked it in the pressure cooker and cut cooking time in half :)

This soup was very easy to make. I made it for a Turkish meal at my friend's home. She and her mother are from Turkey. She stated that this is a common soup made in villages for community meals ...