Lentil and Garbanzo Soup

By abbeysue Submitted at July 28, 2015 Comments 4

Lentil and Garbanzo Soup
photographer: healthline

This is a great make-ahead soup. Not only does it taste better the next day, but it freezes beautifully. Simply portion into single servings, freeze, and then pop one in your lunch sack for work. It should be thawed out enough to reheat in the microwave when lunchtime rolls around.


  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 1 cup diced carrots

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 6 cups vegetable broth or stock

  • 1 cup lentils

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained


  1. In large soup pot sprayed with cooking spray set over medium-high heat, sauté onions 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.

  2. Add carrots and celery and cook an additional 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in garlic and next four ingredients and cook for 30 seconds.

  4. Add broth and remaining ingredients and cook until lentils are tender, about 90 minutes.

  5. If desired, half of the soup can be pureed and stirred back into the pot for a thicker, creamier soup.

Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving
Total Fat 3.7g
Saturated Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 604mg
Total Carbohydrate 43.0g
Dietary Fiber 9.0g
Sugars 4.0g
Protein 13.0g
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Reviews (4 reviews)

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cmm1 October 20, 2017 at 5:05 am   

Sooo good-especially when weather is cold:)

redorangedog December 4, 2016 at 2:03 pm   

Love this soup. We have this soup often. Easy to make & easy to prepare. Before or after dinner is fine. Although, this can bbe a meal in itself.

valerie61 July 30, 2015 at 12:42 am   

haha…lol…funny!…they're not bad really, depends on what u put on them and with them, can be quite tasty…i'm gonna look up recipes for them!…

redorangedog July 29, 2015 at 1:24 am   

Can't even tell you what I thought chick pee was.

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