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Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« on: June 13, 2013, 02:10:19 pm »
Name of Recipe: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
Number of People: 4
Ingredients:
15g EVOO
15g butter
2 onions peeled and quatered
2 cloves garlic peeled
1 Carrot roughly chopped
1 stick Celery roughly chopped
1/4 - 1/2 large zucchini roughly chopped
1/2 red capsicum roughly chopped
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup red lentils washed and drained
1/4 tsp oregano
1 bay leave
2 Tbsp TM veggie stock
Water to fill to 2 litre mark
400g can chickpeas rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

200 g greek feta (sheep's milk if you can get it)
1/4 cup fresh oregano

Preparation:
Add all vegetables to  *: and chop speed 5 for 7 seconds. Put tomato paste, EVOO and butter into  *: cook veroma speed 1 for 6 minutes. Add lentils, herbs, veggie stock paste and water to 2 litre mark. Cook 100  :-: speed 1 for 60 minutes. Check seasoning.

Add drained chickpeas and red wine vinegar, cook a further 5 minutes 100  :-: speed 1.

Garnish bowls of soup with crumbled feta, oregano and a drizzle of EVOO.

members' comments A lovely soup

Katiej - I didn't have any fresh oregano to add to the garnish, so I substituted some little bits of crispy bacon. The feta and bacon worked really well together and added to the soup.

Berry - I used brown lentils as that's what I had on hand and just soaked them for a couple of hours prior.



« Last Edit: July 02, 2014, 01:47:06 pm by judydawn »

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Re: REd Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 02:23:48 pm »
That looks like a thick and tasty soup Den - on my 'to try' list

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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 02:32:03 pm »
Bonsai this is one of DW's favorites. The chickpeas and red lentils make this a very hearty soup suitable as meal on its own.

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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 05:15:11 pm »
Lovely recipe DD and I would compliment you on your photo but the three moderators are not able to see some photos. :-\
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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 10:22:14 pm »
Thanks DD... Looks a fabulous recipe and ill be making it either today or over the weekend..:)

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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 12:56:14 am »
No photo CC I forgot to take one when I dished up. I am planning on having the east of it in a few days and will try to remember to take a photo.

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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2013, 05:24:56 am »
Judy came for lunch today and we had this soup along with Maddy's parmesan bread.
Delicious and very healthy.  We all enjoyed it, thanks for a great recipe Den.

I didn't have any fresh oregano to add to the garnish, so I substituted some little bits of crispy bacon  ;D
The feta and bacon worked really well together and added to the soup.

Judy did comment I gave her the biggest bowl of soup she had ever seen!
(Just standard size portions here  :D)
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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 05:34:23 am »
I really enjoyed this Den, Katie was right about the size of the bowl and I probably won't want anything else now for the rest of the day! Loved her garnish of crispy bacon too.

You must take a photo of this soup when you have the leftovers Katie - that is if there were any!
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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 05:43:05 am »
It is overcast here today so this may be on the menu. Today or tomorrow for sure.
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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2013, 06:54:10 am »
I really enjoyed this Den, Katie was right about the size of the bowl and I probably won't want anything else now for the rest of the day! Loved her garnish of crispy bacon too.

You must take a photo of this soup when you have the leftovers Katie - that is if there were any!

Yes there are left-overs Judy!

I've placed the pork chops I was intending to cook for dinner into the freezer, as we are both still full from lunch and won't need a big dinner now.
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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2013, 05:13:52 am »
sounds yummy, will make
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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 12:44:03 pm »
This is absolutely delicious! Just exactly my taste and not too thick.  Am starting some cheats sourdough bread tonight so will take a pic tomorrow night. Thanks DD  :-*
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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 02:54:59 am »
Glad that you enjoyed it CP.  :) It is a favourite in our house.  I made some on Monday night for tea and then froze the rest for future meals.

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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2013, 12:21:28 pm »
We had this last Thursday. I had made it for when we got back from our country drive down your way DD. it was lovely, and then the leftovers were even better the next day. It was lovely and filling.
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Re: Red Lentil and Chickpea Soup
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2013, 04:04:28 am »
Glad you enjoyed it Cookie.   :) Any time your are down this way feel free to pop in for a cuppa.  :)