Fall

Turkish Lentil Soup with Baby Spinach

March  8, 2010
Author Notes

This is a traditional Turkish Lentil Soup. I had this soup when I visited the mystical ancient city called Constantinople also known as Istanbul. I rememeber it was a chilly evening in October, we were walking around in the historic neighborhood of Sultan Ahmet. We walked into a very cozy little restuarant & we insisted if we could sit on the rooftop section of the restaurant with a gorgeous view of the Blue Mosque in sight! Everytime I make this soup, it takes me back to Istanbul! —onetribegourmet

  • Serves 4-6
Ingredients
  • 5oz packets Organic Spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped Onions
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped Carrots
  • 1/4 cup Red Lentils
  • 2 tablespoons Bulgur Wheat
  • 4-6 cups Organic Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 2 teaspoons Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sumac
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 sprig Fresh Italian Parsley
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Sauté chopped onions & minced garlic in extra virgin olive oil. Add chopped carrots; let the carrot cook for few minutes. Add red lentils & bulgur wheat & sauté some more. Add the chicken stock. Add tomato paste & stir well. Add sumac, paprika, salt & pepper. Let the soup simmer on low heat for 30-40 minutes until lentils & the bulgur wheat are tender. Serve hot with freshly squeezed lemon juice & chopped fresh parsley!
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Hi I'm Sara and I love the art of food & travel. I have a blog called One Tribe Gourmet, where I share my passion for global cuisine and my travel adventures around the world. I have always felt that food is the most common denominator that crosses all boundaries and brings people together. The ritual of “Breaking Bread” in every culture is a special bonding experience. Personally I love to experience different cultures through there cuisines! My goal here is to encourage an individual who is interested in learning different global cuisine yet is a bit intimidated by it. I am here to help you, all you have to do is open your heart!!!