Spicy Red Pepper Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

PREP 15 MIN
COOK  30 MIN

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Number of servings
2
Ingredients

1 tin of chickpeas (400g tin) drained & rinsed

12 spray olive oil

salt & pepper, to taste

18 cup (20g) whole almonds

1 12 garlic cloves skin on

12 tsp smoked paprika

12 cup (100g) dried split red lentils well rinsed

34 cup (188ml) water

225g roasted red peppers, in brine drained (or 3 roasted & peeled red peppers)

12 tin of crushed tomatoes (400g tin)

1 cup (250ml) vegetable stock

12 tbs red wine vinegar or other vinegar (optional)

12 tsp harissa powder

1 12 sprigs of parsley leaves picked (optional)

Methodbased on 4 servings
1

Preheat oven to 180°C/fan-forced 160°C/gas 4 and line a baking tray with baking paper. 

2

Dry half of the chickpeas with paper towel and spread over the tray. Spray lightly with oil and season with salt and pepper. Add almonds and garlic to the corner of the tray. Place tray in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until almonds smell toasty. 

3

Remove almonds and garlic from the tray and set aside. Return chickpeas to the oven, and increase temperature to 245°C/fan-forced 225°C/gas 9. Continue to cook for a further 10-15 minutes or until chickpeas are crispy. Remove from oven and immediately toss with paprika, set aside.

4

At the same time, place lentils and water in a saucepan, season with salt and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5-8 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.

5

Combine red peppers, almonds, skinned garlic, tomatoes and unroasted chickpeas in a food processor and blend until smooth.

6

Transfer puree to a large saucepan, add drained lentils, stock, vinegar and harissa and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Adjust seasoning to taste.

7

Divide soup between bowls and scatter over roasted chickpeas and parsley to serve.

Nutritional Informationper serving

Energy (kJ)

1872 kJ / 446 cals

Protein

24.9 g

Fat

10.2 g

Sat. Fat

1.6 g

Carbs

54.1 g

Sugar

11.5 g

Fiber

14 g

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