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Red Lentil Soup with Turnip and Parsley

Recipe photo courtesy of Bryan Gardner

This soup will give you fresh appreciation for turnips and will keep your hunger pangs down after lunch.

Source: Whole Living, January/February 2012
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  • LittleRedFrog
    23 JAN, 2014
    I love soup and I love this soup! I wasn't so sure about adding the vinegar but this is just the thing that adds the depth that the batch would have been missing otherwise. This makes a lot of soup, especially for the "small" portion advised on the website for this cleanse so I made the whole thing and froze the rest in small portion. Now, when I'll feel lazy on Sunday evenings, I just have to take a portion out of the freezer and done I am!
  • laluna65
    16 JAN, 2014
    This soup is so simple, clean and delicious. I made it for the first time today and shared it with 2 co-workers. They both loved it so I shared the recipe. I didn't have turnips on hand and it was simply divine anyway. I did try the soup first without the vinegar and felt something was missing. But once I added it in, the flavor completely blossomed. This is a new favorite!
  • MissChriddy
    14 DEC, 2013
    I use a chopped carrot in place of the turnip. Normally my husband asks where the meat is in any suspiciously healthy-looking dish, but he devoured this soup and even declared that if he'd ordered this in a restaurant he would be impressed. I've made it many times in the past two years. So simple to make, and with ingredients that are usually on hand. Success! *I add a pinch of this or that for seasoning, but don't remember what exactly.
  • thefetuspatrol
    31 DEC, 2012
    It was awesome! I added some sriracha chilli sauce and some curry powder and that made it way better but it was good without it too. Could use more liquid action, so maybe add a bit more water or maybe a couple cups of veg. broth.
  • lkg4wrd
    18 MAY, 2012
    I didn't have turnip, so left that out. I added shitake mushrooms which I sauted with the onions and celery. I added 2 cans chichen broth for 4 cups of the water. It was delicious! This one will be a staple.
  • MoxieJen
    3 FEB, 2012
    Excellent! I wasn't doing the cleanse so replaced one cup of water for white wine and added a bay leaf. Fantastic!
  • chicchefjess
    20 JAN, 2012
    Delicious!! I added extra vinegar which gave it great flavor. Also threw in a couple of bay leaves.
  • kij
    18 JAN, 2012
    Made this today & it's soo good! I was nervous after reading the bland review, but I added a dash of cayenne and it was plenty flavorful. And filling. It's a winner in my opinion!
  • Twoflower
    16 JAN, 2012
    This was reasonably filling but incredibly bland. I added quite a bit of curry powder and salt and pepper, I'll try the cayenne and chili peppers that other posters suggested
  • 802karen
    15 JAN, 2012
    Mine was not thick - bummer. The turnip was not cooked after the 25 minutes. Guess I'll add some cayenne and red pepper and enjoy what I've made and try again!

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