Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Red Lentil Soup ("Mercemek")

This is an awesome Turkish recipe that my neighbor gave to me!  It's awesome!  And hopefully our new little one will love it when we bring him home!

2 cups red lentils
1 chopped onion
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cups vegetable broth (or chicken)
2 cups water
1 cubed potato
1 chopped carrot
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper

1.  In large pot, saute red lentils and onion in olive oil.
2.  Add broth, water, and rest of ingredients to pot.  Bring to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for about 45 minutes or until lentils are soft.
3.  Puree soup with hand blender or stand blender.
4.  Pour into serving bowls and add a splash of lemon juice to each bowl.

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