French Lentil & Chickpea Soup (Vegan)
Recipe type: Soup, Dinner, Vegan
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Serves: 4-6 servings
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or freshly pressed
  • 1 can 15oz tomato sauce (or use pasta sauce)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable base reduced sodium
  • 1 cup french green lentil
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 can 15oz chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 cup collard greens, thinly sliced (or kale)
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp curry powder
  • salt + pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot heat the oil, add chopped onion and cook until soft (about 3 mins). Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the tomato sauce, stir. Add in spices, vegetable base, water and lentil, stir and cover. Cook for approximately 30 mins then add in the chickpeas.
  2. Take 2 cups of the soup from pot and blend it for 30 secs* if using a Vitamix. Pour the blended soup back in the pot. Add collar greens (or kale) and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Serve with roasted chickpeas, fresh scallion, toasted sesame seeds or coconut cream.
*times may vary depending on the blender type
Recipe by Garden in the Kitchen at