Best seasonal recipes: This Lemony Chickpea Lentil Soup will surprise you Photo: Getty Images Best seasonal recipes: This Lemony Chickpea Lentil Soup will surprise you Photo: Getty Images

Best seasonal recipes: This Lemony Chickpea Lentil Soup will surprise you

A tasty soup, with a creamy texture, ideal to accompany a slice of sourdough bread toasted with olive oil and a light salad. Let’s see!

Lemony Chickpea Lentil Soup is a combination of legumes and aromatic herbs, exalted by lemon. To enjoy on a rainy night this fall.

The best-kept secrets of chickpeas

Chickpeas are a source of vegetable protein. For every 100 grams of food, they provide about 350 calories that are distributed in 20 grams of protein, 44 of carbohydrates, 5 of fat, and 15 of fiber. That is why it is essential in vegan and vegetarian diets.

The high fiber content of chickpeas helps fight constipation and satiate your appetite. They lower bad cholesterol and protect against cardiovascular diseases. They are rich in vitamins B1, B2, B9, C, E, and K, as well as minerals such as calcium, zinc, magnesium, iron, potassium, and phosphorus that help improve the body's defenses.

You can show off with recipes with hummus, in stews, or with this delicious soup.

Chickpeas contain protein, fibre and other important nutrients.

Lemony Chickpea Lentil Soup

What do you need?

Recipe: In a large soup pot on medium heat, add water, onion, celery, garlic, salt, pepper, mustard seed, cumin seeds, paprika, oregano, and thyme and stir to combine. 

Cover and cook for 6–7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Rinse lentils. Add lentils and 2 1⁄2 cups chickpeas (reserve remaining 1 cup), zucchini, stock, water, and bay leaves and stir to combine. 

Increase heat to bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20–25 minutes until lentils are completely softened.

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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