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Red Lentil and Bulgur Soup - Mercimek Corbasi

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“Hearty soup served with mint infused butter. A traditional Turkish recipe from Saveur magazine, for ZWT6.”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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.

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