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.