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Speedy Turkey Soup with Fresh Herbs

A deliciously feel-good soup you can make in under an hour.



Speedy Turkey Soup with Fresh Herbs

Flavourful fresh herbs up the ante for this simply delicious feel-good turkey soup that can be made in under an hour.
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 kg pkg pkg turkey breast scallopini
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper or hot pepper flakes
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • half bunch parsley roughly chopped
  • half bunch cilantro roughly chopped
  • half bunch thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • extra virgin olive oil or sesame oil for drizzling


  • Keep herbs fresh by wrapping them in slightly dampened paper towels.


  • In large bowl, stir together lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, ginger, garam masala, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Add the turkey and rub in the marinade to coat.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the turkey or enough of the turkey without crowding the pan and cook until browned, flipping once 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with 1 tbsp of the oil and remaining turkey, reserving pan juices. Let turkey cool before cutting into thin strips.
  • Heat remaining 2 tbsp oil in large pot over high heat. Add green onions and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add parsley, cilantro, thyme, bay leaves and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add reserved turkey strips and any juices to the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes to let the flavours mingle; divide among bowls, remove the bay leaves and drizzle with more oil before serving.
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