Red Lentil Soup

Introduction: Red Lentil Soup

About: I'm a freshman in high school with a passion for anything that tastes good or looks amazing. If it's difficult, really cool, or just looks fun you can bet I will do it.

This soup is a traditional Turkish soup that is a staple of most restaurants and meals. It is very easy to make and requires no skill whatsoever. This version is more healthy and heartier than the restaurant version which excludes the carrots and tomato sauce. It's very tasty and is often served with flakes of dried red pepper to add a bit of spice. Lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil also greatly improve the taste.

Step 1: Ingredients

2 cups red lentils

6 cups water

1 onion

1-2 cloves garlic

2 carrots

1 tablespoon tomato paste or more if using tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt


Step 2: Rinse and Chop

Rinse the lentils until water flows clear out the bottom. Grate the carrots and chop the onion and garlic.

Step 3: Add Everything

Put the lentils and water in a pan and add the carrots, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, salt and olive oil. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 4: Blend

Blend with a soup blender until smooth.

Step 5: Serving Suggestions

Drizzle olive oil on top and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Soup and Stew Contest

Participated in the
Soup and Stew Contest

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • One Pot Meals Challenge

      One Pot Meals Challenge
    • First Time Author Contest

      First Time Author Contest
    • Out of the Box Challenge

      Out of the Box Challenge

    2 Discussions

    0
    ckoehler1904
    ckoehler1904

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Love your recipe! BTW, what pattern is that bowl? I'm looking for it... THNX

    0
    agod
    agod

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you I like it very much as well. To answer you question It was made by Mikasa and the number is M5101 Currents.