soup and toast

Happy Tuesday! It feels like monday today because I had a 4 day weekend. 🙂 I was in Edmonton for my cousins wedding! I tend to fall off track when I am not at home and there are not as many healthy choices….I defiantly ate too much gluten. 🙁 So I am getting my diet back on track with this delicious and filling soup. I usually don’t crave soup that much in the warmer months but I had all the ingredients on hand so I decided to whip up a pot. This soup is great because it has lots of flavour. I get my fire roasted tomatoes from Trader Joe’s and they add a nice smokey layer to the soup!

lentil soup ingred

 

Smokey Lentil and Chickpea Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ½ white onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1½ tsp of paprika
  • ½ tsp of thyme
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • pepper to taste
  • ⅔ cup of dried red lentils
  • 1 can of fire roasted tomatoes (with juice)
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil and the onions. Cook for a few minutes until they are translucent.
  2. Add the garlic. Cook for another 2 minutes. If it's sticking add a teaspoon or two of water.
  3. Add the spices and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetable stock, lentils, chickpeas and tomatoes. Bring the pot to a boil and then cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Serve in bowls and enjoy.

 

lentil soup

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