Saturday, May 6, 2017
Turkish Red Lentil Soup
About a month ago I returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Turkey & Greece. Everywhere we went, they had the most comforting Lentil Soup. Since I've come home, I can't get it out of my mind - so of course I had to find a recipe that was at least close to what I remembered.
Before this, whenever I heard the word "Lentil" - I immediately lost interest. But this soup changed that. Of course, it could have been the location - that always helps. But this is just as delicious as I remember. Two things make it stand out: smoked paprika (Spanish paprika is OK, but the smoky flavor is outstanding) & fresh squeezed lemon juice. Be sure to check out the Turkish way to squeeze fresh lemon juice - without seeds.