Spicy Turkey Soup

Spicy Turkey Soup


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About this recipe: An interesting and spicy solution to the leftover turkey dilemma on Boxing Day. Leftover turkey is cooked with tomatoes and green chillies, spiced with cayenne and cumin and finished off with fresh avocado and coriander for a zesty, unique soup.

Doug Matthews

Serves: 8 

  • 200g (7 oz) shredded cooked turkey
  • 1L (1 3/4 pints) vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 (400g) tins whole plum tomatoes
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado - peeled, stone removed and diced
  • handful chopped fresh coriander
  • 100g (4 oz) grated Cheddar cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine turkey, stock, tinned tomatoes, green chillies, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic and lime juice. Season with cayenne, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Stir in avocado and coriander, and simmer 15 minutes, until slightly thickened. Spoon into serving bowls, and top with grated cheese.

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Reviews (4)


Followed the recipe to the letter and really loved it. - 26 Dec 2015


Lovely recipe the whole family loved it - 05 Jan 2013


I've been using this recipe since Xmas 2011 and it is always very tasty whatever leftover veg I use. Usually do half the quantity but without the tinned tomatoes as we are not keen and sometimes I make it into a curry when I don't use cayenne, but do add 1/4 teaspoons of paprika, garam masala, chilli powder and medium strength curry powder and have rice with it. Great recipe, thanks so much. - 27 Dec 2014

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