Moroccan Red Lentil Chickpea Soup

Moroccan Red Lentil Chickpea Soup

I haven’t been cooking much lately. It really sucks when life gets in the way of food creativity doesn’t it? That’s about to stop though! 🙂

On this overcast, blustery day I needed soup. So this is what I came up with:

Moroccan Red Lentil Chickpea Soup

2 tsp olive oil

2 1/2 cups red lentil

1 1/2 cups of cooked chickpeas

2 qt vegetable stock

1 small onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbs tomato paste

1 bay leaf

1 1/2 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp turmeric

In a soup pot, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until transparent over medium heat. Add vegetable stock and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer and add tomato paste, being sure it’s completely incorporated into soup. Lower heat and add spices. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add chickpeas and simmer for 5 more minutes.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shellyfish
    Feb 13, 2009 @ 10:48:59

    This sounds really yummy, especially with the wind & cold! Love your new look Sweetie!


  2. Geraldine
    Oct 30, 2009 @ 10:50:55

    This looks delish. Nice work with the photography too.

    I just posted a veggie-lentil soup recipe over at my blog, yours came up as a ‘generated” link! Im glad I stopped by.

    Happy Cooking, G


  3. meldabbles
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 04:32:37

    I’m Turkish and make red lentil soup frequently, but I’ve been a bit tired of it lately. I always always always have every one of your listed ingredients on hand so I’m going to try this tonight. It’s a drizzly day so it will be perfect!


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