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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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Most helpful positive review

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...

Most helpful critical review

Needed more than 2 cups of liquid, I ended up adding 2 more cups. It was a little lemonie for my taste, if I make it again, I will add a little less Lemon juice.

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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...

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.

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 ...

Deliciousness! Followed the recipe exactly. Great with leftover turkey.

My family loves this soup. We use the turkey frame to make the stock. The lemon gives it a very nice lightness that I don't often find with other recipes designed to use up leftover turkey. I...

Needed more than 2 cups of liquid, I ended up adding 2 more cups. It was a little lemonie for my taste, if I make it again, I will add a little less Lemon juice.

This was delightful! A very light yet flavorful alternative to traditional turkey noodle soup. I plan to make this in years to come after Thanksgiving! A nice little "detox" from the heavy Thank...