Red Lentil Soup-Turkish Style

Recipe by Diana Adcock
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add onions, lentils and carrots.
  • Cook, stirring often for 5 minutes.
  • Add paprika and tomato paste and stir well to mix.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for a few minutes.
  • Gradually add stock or water, stirring constantly.
  • Simmer uncovered until lentils are v-e-r-y soft, around 30 minutes.
  • Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree to smooth.
  • Return to pan and add milk or lemon juice to taste.
  • Taste and add salt, pepper and cayenne.
  • Give it 5 minutes and taste again, adjust seasonings.
  • Ladle into bowls and offer croutons and mint at the table.
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