Mercimek (Lentil) Soup - A Turkish Recipe
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Method of Preparation:

Soak the lentils in the water overnight.

Finely chop the onions and cook in olive oil until
Add lentils with the same water, tomato paste, a
pinch of salt, red pepper and mint to taste.

Simmer for 20 minutes.
Cook on low heat for 2-3 hours.

Makes 2 cups (500ml) soup.

1 cup (250 ml) lentils
3 cups (750 ml) water
1 small onion
1 table spoon tomato paste
dried mint
dried red pepper flakes
olive oil
This is a hardy soup, great for a cool day. Add pepper, mint, crackers or breadcrumbs when eating.

This soup is a good entree for lunch of for dinner.