Lamb & chickpea soup

Enjoy this warming lamb soup, which provides all five of your 5-a-day. It’s comforting and filling, so you’d never guess it’s low in calories, too

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 430
  • fat 15g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 37g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 20g
  • protein 27g
  • salt 1.7g


  • 1 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced (170g)
  • 3 large celery sticks, chopped
  • 125g lean lamb leg steak, all visible fat trimmed away, cut into pea-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 400g can green lentils
  • 210g can chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • ½ small bunch of parsley, chopped, plus few whole leaves


  1. Heat the oil in a deep, non-stick saucepan. Add the onion, carrots and celery, and cook over a high heat, stirring every now and then, until starting to soften. Stir in the lamb and spices, then cook for 5-7 mins to brown the meat.

  2. Tip in the cans of lentils and chickpeas, along with their liquid, then stir in the tomato purée and bouillon with 1 litre of hot water from the kettle. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 30 mins until the veg is tender. Stir through the chopped parsley, then scatter over a few whole leaves to serve.

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