F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)
Turkey, Mushroom, and Lentil Soup
© Melanie Acevedo

Turkey, Mushroom, and Lentil Soup

  • SERVINGS: 4

Turkey from the deli—or from last night's dinner—makes this hearty soup especially substantial. You can easily do without the meat, though; for a perfect vegetarian meal, the mushrooms and lentils can stand on their own.

Plus: More Soup Recipes and Tips

  1. 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  2. 1 onion, chopped
  3. 10 ounces mushrooms, sliced thin
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  6. 1 cup lentils
  7. 1 3/4 teaspoons salt
  8. 2 quarts water
  9. 1 1/2-pound piece cooked turkey, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 cups)
  10. 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  11. 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Increase the heat to moderately high. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and the soy sauce.
  2. Add the lentils, salt, and water to the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Stir the turkey, pepper, and 1/4 cup of the parsley into the soup. Top each serving with some of the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons parsley.
Notes Variations Try two cups of diced cooked chicken or ham instead of the turkey.

Suggested Pairing

Zinfandel is the one truly American red, so why not serve it with our native bird? It's more than poetic license: Turkey's strong, gamy flavor, and the earthy lentils as well, requires a robust and fruity wine.

You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(1)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.