Lentil and chickpea soup recipe

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lentil and chickpea soup
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories216 Kcal11%
Sugar0.9 g1%
Fat6.7 g10%
Saturated Fat0.9 g5%
Salt0.04 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein12.8 g26%
Carbohydrates26.2 g10%
Salt0.04 gRow 7 - Cell 2

This comforting lentil and chickpea soup is one of our favourite vegan soups infused with spices such as cumin, chilli, turmeric, and paprika.

Packed with protein, thanks to the lentils and chickpeas, this mouthwatering soup is sure to keep you fuller for longer at lunchtime. We’ve used vegetable stock in this recipe and red wine to add richness to the flavour and texture. You can swap the red wine for more stock instead, for an alcohol-free version. Serve with a crust or two of vegan-approved bread.


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 300g cooked chickpeas
  • 300g cooked lentils
  • 1lb stock
  • 2tbsp red wine
  • 2tsp cumin
  • 1tsp chilli powder
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tbsp olive oil




  1. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Put 2tbsp chickpeas aside.
  2. Put garlic, lentils, remaining chickpeas, wine and stock in a pan and bring to the boil.
  3. Add the spices, and simmer for 20-25mins until the lentils and chickpeas are falling apart.
  4. Fry the remaining chickpeas in a little olive oil until toasted and crispy. Top the soup with chickpeas.

Top tips for making lentil and chickpea soup

You can use puy lentils, green lentils, red lentils or split peas for this.

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies