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Turkish Three-Bean Soup

1 large onion, chopped
6 cups bouillon
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup red lentils
pinch cayenne pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 16-ounce can chick peas, undrained
1 16-ounce can fava beans or kidney beans
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves or flat parsley

Combine the onion, bouillon, tomato paste, lentils and spices in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer 30-45 minutes, or until the lentils are soft. Mash or blend with a hand blender if desired. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook 5-10 minutes more.

6-8 servings

June 8th, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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