Turkish Red Lentil Soup Recipe

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Turkish Red Lentil Soup
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  1. Combine everything into a pot, and bring to a boil.
  2. Lower the heat, loosely cover the pot, and let simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils have completely softened.
  3. Let the soup cool for about 5-10 minutes (you can also cheat and just pop the pot in the fridge or freezer for a couple minutes while catching up on work and texting, like I did!).
  4. Pour the soup in a blender to puree it nicely.
  5. After pureeing, I sometimes like to pop in a can of big white beans like great northern beans, navy beans, cannellini, or butterbeans with a little fresh cilantro if I happen to have any on hand. These are found in piyaz, another delicious meze.
  6. Garnish with lemon and/or fresh mint, and serve with some delicious pitas, toasty Turkish bread, or sigara bourek!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 286.23 Kcal (1198 kJ)
Calories from fat 39.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.35g 7%
Cholesterol 1.23mg 0%
Sodium 944.66mg 39%
Potassium 845.04mg 18%
Total Carbs 47.94g 16%
Sugars 5.98g 24%
Dietary Fiber 17.74g 71%
Protein 15.87g 32%
Vitamin C 8.4mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 5.9mg 33%
Calcium 64.5mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 132.82 Kcal (556 kJ)
Calories from fat 18.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.02g 7%
Cholesterol 0.57mg 0%
Sodium 438.37mg 39%
Potassium 392.14mg 18%
Total Carbs 22.25g 16%
Sugars 2.77g 24%
Dietary Fiber 8.23g 71%
Protein 7.36g 32%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 6%
Iron 2.8mg 33%
Calcium 29.9mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.3
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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