This delicious Plant-Based Spicy Chickpea and Lentil soup is a meal on its own. It’s delicious for lunch with crusty wholemeal bread and a green salad or with houmous/hummus on toast. Either way you’ll love it for lunch and long for it for supper.
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3 cm fresh ginger finely grated
- 3 teaspoons ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
- 400 g cans chopped tomatoes
- 1 l bouillon
- 250 g red lentils washed until the water runs clear
- 2 cans chick peas drained and washed until the water runs clear
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro/coriander chopped
- Add 3cm of cold water to a soup pot and add your chopped onions. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the onions are soft and clear.
- Add the ginger and all the spices then stir continuously for 1 minute.
- Add the canned tomatoes, stock and lentils. Simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes and then add the chickpeas and cook for a further 10 minutes. Add more water and heat through if it's looking a bit too thick for you. Finally add the coriander/cilantro and allow it to wilt for a few minutes before serving.
- And that's it! Yummy, simple chickpea and lentil soup. If you don't like coriander/cilantro, try adding some fresh baby spinach instead.
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