Lemon Turkey Soup

Lemon Turkey Soup

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"A wonderful, light soup perfect for the post-holiday turkey leftovers. The lemon in this recipe makes your palate zing, and it is so friendly on the waist-line when you need a 'light' meal after the heaviness of the holidays. Enjoy!"
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55 m servings 129 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 129 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 482 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add carrots, celery, and red bell pepper; cook and stir until carrots begin to soften, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Pour turkey stock into vegetable mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until flavors blend, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir cooked turkey, lemon juice, and lemon zest into turkey stock mixture; simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Add spinach leaves, salt, and black pepper; simmer until spinach wilts and turns bright green, 1 to 2 minutes.



Made this soup x2...it was wonderful. I added another 1/2 cup of Turkey and 1/2-3/4 cup liquid to broth. Lemon flavor is evident but not too strong.

Nice change of pace. The lemon is fresh tasting, but not overwhelming.

My family loves this soup. We use the turkey frame to make the stock. The lemon gives it a very nice lightness that I don't often find with other recipes designed to use up leftover turkey. I...

This is a delicious soup, it turned out great! I have been using canned chicken broth and cooked chicken rather than the turkey since that is more convenient for me. I typically double the rec...

I added more salt and I had to use chicken stock. I also added some Italian herb seasoning and parsley.

A great way to use up leftover turkey when everyone's sick of heavy, rich food. I added a little more turkey and carrot than called for because I love both, a little less onion and spinach. I al...

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