A soup with a story! This traditional soup is often served to brides on their wedding day and is appropriately called ‘Turkish bride soup”.
A humble and hearty lentil soup with a kick off smokiness and spice thanks to the smoked sweet paprika and Turkish spice, pul biber or Aleppo pepper. Traditionally made with bulgur wheat I decided on quinoa to keep the soup gluten-free.
I love how the soup is finished with a fragrant spiced butter and don’t forget the squeeze of lemon juice before serving, it really enlivens the soup.