Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup Recipe

Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup Recipe

How To Make Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup

Be ready to face those chilly nights head-on with this delicious vegetable soup. Its smoky broth is teeming with carrots, lentils, beans, and chickpeas.

Preparation: 3 minutes
Cooking: 27 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1medium yellow onion,finely chopped
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • 1large carrot,diced
  • ¼tspsmoked paprika
  • ¾tspground cumin
  • 4cupsvegetable broth,or chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 14½ozdiced tomatoes,(1 can)
  • cupred lentils
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 14½ozchickpeas,(1 can), drained and rinsed
  • 1cupvegetables,such as frozen peas or chopped green beans, cooked


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.

  2. Add the garlic, carrots, smoked paprika and cumin; cook for 2 more minutes, stirring frequently so the garlic doesn’t brown.

  3. Add the broth, diced tomatoes, red lentils, thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer, then cook for 10 minutes.

  4. Add the chickpeas, cover the pot and cook for 10 minutes more. Fish out the bay leaves, then transfer 2 cups of the soup to a blender and purée until smooth.

  5. Add the puréed soup back to the pot and stir. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

  6. For a thicker soup, purée a bit more soup. Add the cooked vegetables and simmer until the soup is hot and the vegetables are warmed through.

  7. Ladle the soup into bowls, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 377.22kcal
  • Fat: 9.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.13g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.36g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.49g
  • Fiber: 12.33g
  • Sugar: 10.76g
  • Protein: 18.28g
  • Sodium: 524.60mg
  • Calcium: 93.49mg
  • Potassium: 817.76mg
  • Iron: 4.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 163.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.69mg
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