Turkish Lentil Soup Mercimek Çorbası Vegan

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 9m
Ready In

Recipe: #40217

February 24, 2023


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (656.1 g)
  • Calories 436.2
  • Total Fat - 18 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1635.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 57.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 20.9 g
  • Sugars - 11.7 g
  • Protein - 15.2 g
  • Calcium - 98.1 mg
  • Iron - 5.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 44.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In large Dutch oven

Step 2

Heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering.

Step 3

Add the onions, 2 minced garlic cloves, carrots, and potatoes diced very small.

Step 4

Season with salt, to taste and cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables have softened.

Step 5

Add the tomato paste and toss to coat the vegetables with the paste, then add the broth 1 teaspoon of Aleppo-style pepper and the rest of the spices.

Step 6

Add the lentils and stir.

Step 7

Allow the soup to come to a rolling boil for 4 to 5 minutes, then lower the heat and cover the Dutch oven with the lid leaving a small opening.

Step 8

Let the soup simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the lentils and the vegetables are completely tender. (Check occasionally and give the soup a stir as needed. If it is getting too thick, add a little bit more vegetable broth about ½ to 1 cup more).

Step 9

Remove the pot from the heat and carefully blend the soup using an immersion blender until smooth and creamy. (Alternatively, transfer the soup to a standard blender, let some of the steam escape. Blend in batches until all of the soup is smooth.)

Step 10

To finish,

Step 11

In a small skillet

Step 12

Warm about 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.

Step 13

Add the remaining Aleppo pepper and minced garlic and cook briefly until the garlic is golden brown and the oil has taken on a red hue from the Aleppo pepper.

Step 14

Remove from the heat and pour the warmed oil all over the top serve with lemon wedges


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