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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  • * 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.


  1. 12 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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

Most helpful critical review

I liked it. The kids thought that lemon was too much. I put fresh jalapeño in mine....mmmm.

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

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...

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.

I made it with chicken broth instead of turkey broth because it was what I had in the pantry. Didn't add any lemon zest or salt. Turned out thick and surprisingly creamy. Very light. Perfect for...

I liked it. The kids thought that lemon was too much. I put fresh jalapeño in mine....mmmm.

Deliciousness! Followed the recipe exactly. Great with leftover turkey.

Excellent! The only changes I made were that I used chicken broth and frozen spinach since that's what I had on hand. I devoured it! Very fresh-tasting and healthy. Needed very little salt added...

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...

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

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