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Nov 2, 2009 08:55 PM

Looking for tomatoless red lentil soup recipe

I fell in love with a lentil soup that's a bit spicy, yellow in color, with onions, and no tomatoes, celery, carrot, greens, etc.

Any suggestions or recipes that fit this bill?


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  1. That's probably Turkish red lentil soup. Most recipes call for a spoon or two of tomato paste though. The mint is very important. Here's a couple that are similar to mine, I like to top with yogurt to make it a little creamy but that's just me. And I don't use bulgar, just orzo or rice. I will try to print out my own recipe later.

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    1. re: coll

      this is a tried and true recipe for lentil and brown rice soup from the fabulous food blogger and cookbook writer heidi swanson

    2. look up indian sambar recipes
      there are a lot of variations out there using different vegetables and spices.

      this is one is good and the chapati recipe works well too.