Turkish Red Lentil Soup (Kirmizi Mercimek Çorbasi)

105 mins (prep 15, cooking 90)
15 ingredients
12 servings
This is true comfort food that tastes like a cross between Cream of Wheat and Lentil Soup. Try to get the red lentils because they cook quicker and lend a lovely orangy color to the finished soup (the lentils cook to a yellow, but the tomatoes make it orange). This soup is usually served before a meal with a dollop of yogurt or tzatiki sauce swirled in.

Categories:  low-sat.-fat , <-4-hours , soups-&-stews , low-carb , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , low-in... , turkish , time-to-make , lentil , low-fat , low-cholesterol , low-calorie , beans , healthy ,
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Serving Size (353.57 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 259.81 Calories from Fat 124.56
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.84g 255.59%
Saturated Fat 2.44g 146.62%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 52.84mg 211.36%
Sodium 803.32mg 401.66%
Total Carbohydrate 15.48g 61.93%
Dietary Fiber 3.43 g 164.51%
Sugars 3.49 g %
Protein 20.17g 484.13%
Vitamin A 306.45IU% Vitamin C 6.14mg%
Calcium 32.74mg% Iron 1.63mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
red lentils, fresh ground black pepper, ground cumin, fresh parsley, distilled white vinegar