Sunday, March 27, 2011

Vegan Chick Pea-Lentil Soup

Vegan Chick Pea- Lentil Soup
Serves 4

It doesn't get any easier than this.  Just chop your vegetables, set on the stove and let it simmer.  By the time you are finished watching the evening news, dinner will be ready! Serve with salad and warm, crusty bread and you have a perfect meal!

 What You Need:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 16-ounce can crushed tomatoes
3/4 cup dried lentils
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
6 cups water
1 16-ounce can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped parsley

What You Do:

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat oil. Add the onion and garlic. Cover and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, lentils, turmeric, ginger, cumin, salt, pepper, and cardamom. Add water, cover, and cook until lentils are tender, about 45 minutes. 2. Add chickpeas and cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

This is so Cynfully Good...............

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