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Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 15 minutes

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Serves 4

This is a "Heart Healthy" recipe which serves 4 people. Flavoured only with black pepper, herbs and spices. Very quick and easy to prepare and cook!

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  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 5ozs.Red Lentils
  • 1 large tin of Chickpeas drained and rinsed.
  • 1 tin (14 ozs) chopped tomatoes.
  • 750 mls. Veg Stock(home made or using 2 low salt stock cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground tumeric
  • Black Pepper
  • Low calorie Olive Oil Spray


  1. In a large saucepan gently sauté the onion in a little olive oil spray until softened.

  2. Add the lentils, spices, chickpeas, tomato and stock. Stir, cover and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.

  3. Remove Two large ladles of the thick soup and set aside.

  4. Blend the rest with a stick blender until pureed, then add the 2 retained ladles and reheat until piping hot!

  5. Season with lots of ground black pepper and add more stock/water if you like a more dilute soup. Finally, top with fresh chopped coriander and serve with crusty bread!

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