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Chickpea, Tomato & Lentil Soup with Spicy Oil

50 mins
425 cals per serving
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Donal's Notes

As my grandad would say, this is a soup with eatin’ and drinkin’ in it! A hearty bowl made with staple ingredients and kicked up a notch with a stellar spiced oil that provides the soup with a finishing touch of aromatic heat. The oil can be stored in a jar in the fridge for about a month and used to drizzle over cooked meat, to dip bread into or to pep up soups and stews like this.

 

*How to freeze. Allow to cool, then transfer to a sturdy freezer bag or a container and freeze for up to 6 months. Defrost slowly in a pan over a low heat.

Ingredients

olive oil
olive oil
onion
onion
garlic
garlic
ground cumin
ground cumin
ground turmeric
ground turmeric
tinned chopped tomatoes
tinned chopped tomatoes
vegetable stock
vegetable stock
cooked green/puy lentils
cooked green/puy lentils
sea salt
sea salt
ground black pepper
ground black pepper
cumin seeds
cumin seeds
coriander seeds
coriander seeds
chilli flakes
chilli flakes
sourdough bread
sourdough bread
flat leaf parsley
flat leaf parsley

Equipment

Saucepan
Saucepan
Wooden spoon
Wooden spoon
Chopping board
Chopping board
Knife
Knife
Measuring jug
Measuring jug
Small frying pan
Small frying pan

Method

1

Heat the oil in a pan and gently fry the onion and garlic for 10 minutes until soft. Add the spices and fry for a few minutes before adding the tomatoes and plenty of seasoning. Allow them to cook down for 3-4 minutes.

2

Pour in the stock, bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, then add the lentils and chickpeas and cook for 10 minutes more.

3

Meanwhile, make the spiced oil. Gently heat the oil and spices in a pan over a low heat and then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for at least 10 minutes.

4

Serve the warm soup with crusty brad, a drizzle of the spiced oil and a scattering of parsley leaves.

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Hey, Is it a normal size 400g tin of chickpeas that gets added? It's not in the recipe? Thanks

Niamh, 27/01/24

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