This vegan green lentil soup gets its tangy flavor from ground sumac and its thickness from a small amount of our Fine Bulgur. Our Green Eston Lentils hold their shape well through long cooking times, so the lentils should retain quite a bit of their structure, giving the soup extra body and texture.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 50 min

Total time: 65 min

Turkish Green Lentil Soup
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods



  1. Heat olive oil in stock pot over medium heat, add onions and carrot, and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add sumac, paprika, black pepper and salt and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  3. Add spinach, lentils, bulgur and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender and beginning to fall apart, about 40 minutes. Serve with squeeze of fresh lemon juice and top with parsley.