Lentil soup or mercimek corba in Turkish is a very common soup in the Mediterranean. I grew up on the brown lentil soup, but when I got married I was introduced to the orange lentils. I learned how to make orange lentil soup from my husbands Aunt, I picked up the addition of adding spinach from my dear friend Hatice! She adds butter to her soup at the end of cooking, which does make it taste so good, but if you want to save on calories then just make as is in the recipe.
I have another lentil soup recipe on here as well under the soup category, both are very delicious soups.
What you will need:
- 1 large carrot
- 1 potato
- 1 and 3/4 cups orange lentils
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 onion
Sort and rinse the lentils, peel potato and carrot cut in big chunks, peel and divide onion in half, rinse spinach. Add all ingredients in a 3 qt pot and fill with water, bring to boil and let simmer till veggies are tender. Season with salt. Puree with hand blender, add 1 tsp paprika and 2 tsp salted butter stir in the soup. You may serve this with a wedge of lemon, for anyone who would like to add lemon to their soup. Enjoy:)