Mercimek Çorbasi: Delicious lentil soup from Turkey

Updated: 26.09.2022. – 13:21

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Do you know Mercimek Corbasi? Lentil soup from Turkey

Colorful, healthy, tasty and cheap: Mercimek Çorbasi vegetarian soup

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Colorful, healthy, tasty and cheap: Mercimek Çorbasi vegetarian soup

A creamy, fruity soup that makes you long for your next vacation: Mercimek Çorbasi. Good can be so easy! Read more!

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 150 grams of red lentils
  • 3 shallots
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (whole seeds)
  • 800 g canned tomatoes cut into cubes
  • 200 ml of vegetable soup
  • salt pepper,
  • 1 dried chili (if you like it spicy)
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 150 grams of Turkish yogurt
  • lemon juice

Approximately per serving:

  • 230 calories
  • 6 grams of fat
  • 29 grams of carbohydrates
  • 14 grams of protein

And this is how it is done:

  1. Wash the lentils and drain well. Finely chop the hot pepper and garlic and saute in olive oil. Add lentils and cumin and mix. Add tomatoes and broth and stir. Add salt and pepper. If you like it spicy, add chili.

  2. Simmer on low heat for about 20-25 minutes. In the meantime, wash and finely chop the parsley leaves. Add a little salt to the yogurt and mix it with a few drops of olive oil.
  3. Blend the finished soup with a hand blender and season again with salt, pepper and fresh lemon juice. Garnish with parsley leaves and a little yogurt and serve with the remaining yogurt.

It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter: Mercimek Çorbasi Turkish lentil soup is a delight on any occasion and in any season. Besides, she hardly does anything and you can have a great time a spoonful. It’s a perfect diet dish – especially now in the fall: Mercimek Çorbasi warms you from the inside and lets go of the extra pounds we accumulated in the summer thanks to ice cream and baked sausages.

In a wonderful category holiday kitchen, simple, delicious and super healthy it also includes the specialty Turkish salad Piyaz. The classic white giant bean salad is super refreshing and deliciously filling. and slimmer. And if we are in the mood for something sweet, then treat ourselves to pudding from the Turkish oven, which has a nice name in its homeland Firina Sutlac hears. In our gallery, we have collected more irresistible recipes from Turkish cuisine for you. Look at:

Aromatic dishes bring the freshness and variety of Turkish cuisine to the plate – and they are all easy to cook. It’s good to know: Mercimek is called a lens and Corbası simply soup. By the way, lentils are one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. It has been adapted to regional taste and preparation preferences for thousands of years. It is full of fiber, protein and nutrients such as magnesium, zinc and iron. In our video, we present the TOP 5 delicious legumes and find out which dishes they are suitable for.

Healthy legumes also score points when it comes to enjoyment. They can also be prepared in different ways and offer many possibilities for creative dishes. And the best thing is that they are cheap and available in every supermarket. You can find even more facts, suggestions, tips and recipes on the topic pages of delicious soups, fantastic diet soups and favorite vegetarian soups. So, now we wish you a lot of fun preparing Turkish Lentil Soup Mercimek Çorbasi.


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