Turkish Green lentil Soup

Turkish Green Lentil Soup


This Turkish Green Lentil Soup is so delicious and fresh so it’s perfect for summer as well!

 

Turkish green lentil soup

 

I will start saying that I am not a fan of soups and not a fan of lentils… with that said, when last year I went to Turkey and they gave me this green lentil soup I couldn’t believe my taste buds, absolutely delitious! Since then I have been trying to reproduce this recipe at home and I think I am finally there 🙂

 

Turkish Green lentil Soup

 

This soup is so easy to make, so healthy and so tasty at the same time! I could talk for hours about the benefits of green lentils: first of all they are high in fiber and they are also a great source of magnesium, they are very high in protein content but very low in calories (they contain virtually NO FAT!), not to mention that they are also a source of very important vitamines and minerals like B1, B6, potassium, zinc and so on. Sorry but I have to share all my excitement for this dish 🙂 So nutritious, so good for you and absolutely tasty and satisfying!

 

Turkish Green lentil Soup

 

 

this soup is perfect for winter and summer as it could be served hot or cold. Turkish people squeeze some lemon on top just before eating it, I was a bit skeptical about that but I have to say that it perfectly complements the flavour. The soup itself it’s very quick to make, the only thing you have to remember is to put the lentils to soak the night before so they will be ready for when you want to make the soup.

 

Turkish Green Lentil Soup
Serves 4
This Turkish Green Lentil Soup is so delicious and fresh so it's perfect for summer as well!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
407 calories
67 g
0 g
5 g
26 g
1 g
434 g
75 g
5 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
434g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 407
Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
7%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 75mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 67g
22%
Dietary Fiber 32g
128%
Sugars 5g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A
53%
Vitamin C
51%
Calcium
9%
Iron
46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of Green Lentils
  2. 1 tbsp Tumeric
  3. 1 Onion
  4. 1 Carrot
  5. 1 Celery
  6. 1 clove of Garlic
  7. 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  8. 2 Lemons
  9. Salt Pepper to taste
  10. 4 cups of Water
Instructions
  1. Soak the green lentils in water at least for 10 hours.
  2. Chop the onion, the garlic, the carrot and the celery and gently fry in a large and deep non stick pot for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the soaked lentils and stir in together with the tumeric, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover in water and let the soup cook until the lentils are cooked and until it reaches the right consistency (this will take about 35 minutes). if required add more water.
  5. Serve hot or cold with lemon wedges to sqeeze in the soup before eating.
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calories
407
fat
5g
protein
26g
carbs
67g
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Annapina

4 Comments

  1. Andy -  August 12, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    This was delicious!!! Super healthy too, had energy for hours!!

    Reply
  2. Moe -  January 11, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    Made this soup today – fabulous!!!

    My teenage daughter gave it a thumbs up too!

    Didn’t have any Tumeric so used Cumin instead!! Got my lunch for work sorted everyday this week – big thank you!

    Reply
    • Annapina -  January 13, 2015 - 3:49 pm

      Thank you sooo much Moe! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

      Reply

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