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Turkish Red Lentil Soup

Warm and comforting, with a touch of fresh mint and spice.

This is the recipe we most fell in love with during our short stay in Istanbul - so much so that we have made it over and over until it was very close to what we remembered. I say "close" because nothing can beat those fresh aromatic Turkish spices and the foods that are made with them. But we got very, very close ;)

Traditionally, whenever we ate it, this soup was served with lemon slices on the side. I encourage you to try it both with and without freshly squeezed lemon juice on top - so you can decide for yourself which you love most.

This recipe is part of the 2020 - Week 41 Menu - Turkish Recipes. Look under Menus for the other recipes of the series or Subscribe to our mailing list and receive complete weekly menu ideas with everything from the grocery shopping list to all standardized recipes in a menu, as well as an organized Order of Cooking list to save you time in the kitchen.

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Turkish Red Lentil Soup
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