Meliz Berg Mediterranean soup with lentils, rice and caramelised onions recipe

Meliz Berg served up a tasty Mediterranean soup with lentils, rice, olives and caramelised onions on this morning.

The ingredients are: 1250g red lentils, 80g long grain white rice, 2 ½ litres of cold water, 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube, 400ml boiling water, 4 tbsp olive oil, 2 medium brown onions, peeled and very finely diced, 2-3 large thick slices of stale bread, cut into 2cm cubes, 200g Halloumi cheese, cut into 2cm cubes, 50g dry black olives, 60ml freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 ½ tsp salt and ¾ tsp ground black pepper.

Additional Garnishes: Pul biber, Dried mint, Lemon wedges, Sea salt flakes and Cracked black pepper.

See recipes by Meliz in her book titled: Meliz’s Kitchen: Simple Turkish-Cypriot comfort food and fresh family feasts available from Amazon now.

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