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Lemon Turkey Soup

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars
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"A wonderful, light soup perfect for the post-holiday turkey leftovers. The lemon in this recipe makes your palate zing, and it is so friendly on the waist-line when you need a 'light' meal after the heaviness of the holidays. Enjoy!"
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Ingredients

55 m servings 129
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and red bell pepper; cook and stir until carrots begin to soften, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Pour turkey stock into vegetable mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until flavors blend, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir cooked turkey, lemon juice, and lemon zest into turkey stock mixture; simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Add spinach leaves, salt, and black pepper; simmer until spinach wilts and turns bright green, 1 to 2 minutes.

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: 129 calories; 5.7 7.7 11.9 28 482 Full nutrition

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This is a delicious soup, it turned out great! I have been using canned chicken broth and cooked chicken rather than the turkey since that is more convenient for me. I typically double the rec...

Most helpful critical review

Oh dear, this is the first time I have made something from Allrecipes that I just did not like. It is very rare that I throw anything away but I ended up doing just that. Judging from the comm...

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This is a delicious soup, it turned out great! I have been using canned chicken broth and cooked chicken rather than the turkey since that is more convenient for me. I typically double the rec...

Made this soup x2...it was wonderful. I added another 1/2 cup of Turkey and 1/2-3/4 cup liquid to broth. Lemon flavor is evident but not too strong.

Nice change of pace. The lemon is fresh tasting, but not overwhelming.

Oh dear, this is the first time I have made something from Allrecipes that I just did not like. It is very rare that I throw anything away but I ended up doing just that. Judging from the comm...

I was actually surprised how much I liked this soup. I was really expecting it to be kind of bland but loved all the healthy ingredients in it so thought I'd give it a try. I had leftover turke...

Soooo tasty! This soup was so good that I made a second batch with the rest of my leftover turkey. Will make it with chicken too. I added some diced yam which made it a little heartier.

This is awesome! I added 1 fresh chopped, seeded jalapeno as well.....that was the only change I made and I will definitely make it again....I used the leftover Thanksgiving turkey, but I think ...

Loved it! I've made it at least 4 times, and the last time, I used jasmin rice, it still turned out great!

Very, Very good! Used chicken instead of turkey, came out great...