Hearty Curried Lentil and Garbanzo Bean Vegetable Soup

Hearty Curried Lentil and Garbanzo Bean Vegetable Soup


2 tablespoons olive oil 

1 large onion chopped

3 ribs celery chopped

3 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 cup dried lentils

8 cups vegetable broth

2 cups sliced carrots

2 cups chopped kale

1 14 oz. can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed

1 cup cooked wild rice

4 teaspoons curry powder

2 teaspoons dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried oregano

salt and black pepper to taste

Juice  1/2 lemon

Crumbled feta cheese to top

Begin by rinsing dried lentils. Place in a large post and add 4 cups of vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and cook until lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil and saute onion until translucent. Add chopped celery and cook until tender. Add chopped garlic and saute another minute just bring out the flavor without burning.

Once lentils are tender, add chopped carrots, chopped kale, sauteed onion mixture, rinsed and drained garbanzo beans, cooked wild rice, curry powder, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and cook until vegetables are tender. 

Before serving, add fresh squeezed lemon juice. 

Ladle into bowls, and if you would like, top with crumbled feta cheese. Then savor the aroma and flavor!

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