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Red Lentil & Chickpea Soup

Looking for a warm dish to bring you in from the cold?

Try this flavourful soup recipe using easy to find pantry staples and a little creativity!

Red Lentil & Chickpea Soup


3/4 cup red lentils

5 cups of water

1 pkg/cube of broth/stock (we like the Minestrone Soup mix from Knorr, but you can opt for a veggie or chicken stock)

1 garlic minced

2 - 3 tsp cumin

1 can of chickpeas drained and rinsed

1/4 cup chopped parsley or cilantro

*optional: fresh lemon to taste and fresh spinach for the bottom of a soup bowl.


  • Rinse lentils, drain.

  • In a large pot combine lentils water and soup mix, garlic and cumin.

  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

  • Reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.

  • Add chickpeas, simmer for 5 minutes.

  • Serve in individual mugs or bowls and garnish with parsley.


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