A speedy easy version of a traditional warming, comforting & flavourful soup.
Heat the butter & olive oil in a large non stick saucepan & saute the onions over low heat until they are transluscent. Stir in the lentils & bulgur (if using) & paprika to coat them in the butter.
Add the tomato paste, stir to coat ingredients
Pour in stock, & hot pepper, bring to a boil, & cook until soft & creamy
Blend in a food processor, add back to the pot & add lemon, stir & turn off
When ready to serve, crumble the mint between your palms into the soup. Stir & remove the soup from the heat. Let rest for 10 minutes, then ladle into bowls.
Serve with a lemon wedge