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Lentil Soup Recipe (Turkish Mercimek Soup Recipe)

High Protein Soup

Lentil soup recipe (Mercimek soup recipe) is one of the most popular soup in Turkey. Try this creamy taste flavored with lots of spices and veggies.

mercimek recipe

Lentil Soup / Turkish Mercimek Soup

A very nutritious and high protein lentil soup that you can prepare easily with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Turkey
Servings 4 people
Calories 55 kcal


  • pot
  • Blender


  • 170 gr of lentils
  • 1 potato
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 liters of hot water
  • a little bit of salt
  • a little bit of pepper


  • Soak the lentils in water for half an hour.
  • Then pour it into a strainer and wash thoroughly.
  • Let it dry for 5 minutes.
  • Cut the potatoes, onion, and garlic into halves or three pieces.
  • Add lentils and 2 liters of hot water and boil for 35 minutes.
  • Take the foams on the boiling soup with a spoon and blend the soup with a blender
  • Afterward, cook the soup on high heat to make it foam and remove the foams with a spoon.
  • Then add some black pepper and salt and mix for 3 minutes.
  • Keep boiling.
  • Our soup is ready to serve.



You can add some lemon juice and curotuon breads upon request.
Keyword Turkish mercimek soup recipe, lentil soup recipe

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