STREAMING NOW: Carnivorous

Red Lentil and Bulgur Soup - Mercimek Corbasi

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“Hearty soup served with mint infused butter. A traditional Turkish recipe from Saveur magazine, for ZWT6.”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a pot over medium heat. Add cumin, garlic and onions and cook until onions are soft. Meanwhile, blanch the tomatoes and peel.
  2. Increase heat, and add tomato paste. Cook about 3 minutes until the paste darkens. Meanwhile, finely chop the tomatoes.
  3. Add tomatoes, broth, lentils, bulgur, and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 45 minutes over low heat. When the lentils are tender, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, melt remaining 3 tbsp butter in saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in mint and paprika. Serve soup in bowls and drizzle with seasoned butter.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a