Spicy chickpea, lentil soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 272.0
  • Total Fat: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 927.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.3 g
  • Protein: 11.3 g

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Number of Servings: 5


    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 large onion, finely chopped
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 inch piece ginger, finely grated
    3 teaspoons ground cilantro
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, soaked in 2 tablespoons of boiling water
    14 oz. can chopped tomatoes
    4 cups vegetable stock
    1 cup red lentils, rinsed
    2.75 cups cooked or canned chickpeas, drained
    1/3 cup chopped cilantro
    1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, add extra for garnish
    salt, pepper to taste


1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft (6-7 min). Add garlic, ginger, cilantro, cumin and chili powder and cook and stir for another minute.

2. Add the saffron with its liquid, tomatoes, stock, lentils and 4 cups water to pan. Cover, bring to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 30 min. Add chickpeas and cook for 10 more minutes.

3. Take pan off heat and add cilantro and parsley. Season.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BZOOTY.

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