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Plant-Based Spicy Chickpea and Lentil Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 37 minutes
Total Time: 57 minutes
Course: Soup
Keyword: chickpea, lentil, plant-based, vegan
Servings: 4
Author: Caroline


  • 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 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 l bouillon
  • 250 g red lentils washed until the water runs clear
  • 800 g can chickpeas 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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