Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 large carrot (diced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (low sodium)
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 14 1/2 ounces chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup cooked vegetables (frozen peas or chopped fresh greens, or any combination)
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NutritionView more



Calories200Calories from Fat45
Total Fat5g8%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat45
Total Carbohydrate30g10%
Dietary Fiber8g32%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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So good, I’m just about to make it for the second time!
Mi A. 10 Jun
I used this recipe based on some lamb stock I had left over from a lamb shank recipe... and adapted vegies and spices according to our taste like Cassidy Moon and Wendy M. Will make this again, very tasty and hearty for a cold winter's evening...
Elle 4 Jun
It's great! We will make again for sure!
Hailey 4 Jun
Great! Have already made it again. Super good for a weeknight meal and lunch for the next day!
Turned out great! I added turmeric (~1 1/2T) when adding the paprika and cumin. I had lots of green and yellow summer squash, which I sliced, salted, soaked, and dried before adding it along with the chickpeas. I used asparagus and sweet potato as my cooked veggies. I peeled and diced a small sweet potato, and sliced asparagus, apx half a bunch, 2cm thick. These I steamed before adding to the blended product. I would definitely make this again.
Darren P. 17 May
Third time we have made it. We like it for the flavor and visual appeal.
Delicious! Satisfying and simple
Awesome! I sometimes add different veggie or make it chicken broth and chicken breast but the flavors are great
Rutty 26 Apr
amazing flavors!! i did not use tomatoes or broth. added lots of onion powder.
Wendy M. 16 Apr
Very good use of ingredients. I added more spice and cilantro just for additional flavoring
Megan P. 7 Apr
Amazing! Very flavorful. Just be careful about the amount of salt you put in. I didn't have to put in the additional salt said in the recipe as my stock was salty enough.
Laura 4 Apr
i love making this easy yet tasteful soup!
D S. 25 Mar
Super Delicious! I doubled the recipe to have more!
Really good added mixed frozen veg. I would make it again
Mike 22 Mar
It’s so good, I about doubled the salt & Pepper, other than that it’s the exact same & it’s amazing!!! I’m on a points diet too & it was nearly no points 👌
Steven C. 22 Mar
I took one spoonful of this to taste and forgot whether I had ordered something from a restaurant and mixed it up. It was that good without adjustment. Highly recommend.
Both my husband and daughter loved it. would make again!
J 8 Mar
It’s was lovely I made a few changes 3/4 cup lentils Chopped tomato w/Chile’s
Susie M. 7 Mar
Would make it again!
A Cam 11 Feb
Lots of flavor! I liked adding the lentils into our diet. Healthy and tasty
Hi Andy 6 Feb
Great easy soup to make, added more lentils to thicken it up a bit more. Perfect for a cold winters day
Anna L. 4 Feb
Solid. It had lost its smokiness by the time the cooking was done. Husband and I added chipotle and kids ate as is.
Turned out great!! Added harvest hodgepodge, mushrooms, and firm tofu in addition to recipe. No blending, “brothy”. Extra seasonings, lots of garlic. (Will try with tempeh next time!)
Peggy 24 Jan
Really good and simple recipe! I put the chickpeas in earlier because I like them more tender. For the veggies, I used French green beans and frozen peas. I didn’t cook the green beans ahead of time. I threw them in before the peas and covered the pot for a few minutes to cook them. I added more salt and pepper at the end.
Wilson 3 Jan
So good !! Put in pressure cooker on soup for 10 mins
Tarun K. 1 Jan
Good tasty Easy to prepare
Natalia Santos 4 Aug 2017
Delicious. I didn't have smoked paprika but added roasted cumin. Hearty and filling soup.
Chip P. 24 Jul 2017
It was a great quick to prepare soup for two hungry vegetarians
Lilia C C. 2 Oct 2016
super great! i can even put the ingredients of the recipe apart. So, i know what to buy, just perfect!
Bethany C. 6 Oct 2015
We have made this recipe several times and loved it each time. It is delicious, warm, hearty. Great for a cool fall day.