Ezo Gelin Soup (Turkish Wedding Soup)

Ezo Gelin Soup (turkish Wedding Soup) Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


Serve with pita bread for a nice meal.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

10 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    red lentils
  • 8 c
  • 8 Tbsp
  • 2 large
    onions, chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 2 c
    tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • ·
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh mint, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)

How to Make Ezo Gelin Soup (Turkish Wedding Soup)


  1. Cook red lentils according to basic directions, until lentils are very soft and disintegrating.
  2. In a large stockpot, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-low heat and saute onions and garlic with cayenne, paprika, and coriander until onions are soft but not browned.
  3. Add tomatoes and tomato paste and continue to cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Shortly before serving, add lentils, cooking broth, salt, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook 15 minutes.
  5. Melt remaining 6 tablespoons butter with the mint. Dribble some mint butter over individual servings of soup.

Printable Recipe Card

About Ezo Gelin Soup (Turkish Wedding Soup)

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Middle Eastern

Leave a Comment

Get Lucky With These Black-eyed Pea New Year's Day Recipes

Get Lucky With These Black-Eyed Pea New Year's Day Recipes

Kitchen Crew

In the South, black-eyed peas are eaten on New Year's Day and are thought to bring prosperity. Folklore dates this tradition back to the Civil War and General Sherman thinking...

15 Stew Recipes For Those Cold Wintery Days

15 Stew Recipes for Those Cold Wintery Days

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Brrrr it’s cold out there! We vote you stay in, light the fire and heat up the kitchen with these delicious stew recipes that are sure to warm you right...

15 Budget-friendly Soup Recipes

15 Budget-Friendly Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

When the weather cools down, soup season heats up. Soups are a great dinner option because they're easy on the wallet and make enough for leftovers. If you're looking for...