Feed four for just £2.37 with this yummy lentil & chickpea soup recipe

Published Friday, Oct 25 2013, 17:15 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Sticking to a budget is tough and with Christmas just around the corner, it's time to start saving those pennies. Which is why this delicious soup is a great option when you are looking for a cheap and cheerful dinner.

The ingredients cost just £2.37 in total* and serves four people – that's 59p per person! Packed with healthy veggies and exciting spices, serve this with some warm bread for a satisfying supper.

Lentil and chickpea soup

© Budgens


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 1 large Onion, peeled & finely chopped
  • 1 Red Chilli, deseeded & finely diced
  • 1 large Carrot, peeled & finely diced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, peeled & chopped
  • 120g Red split lentils
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot 112g, dissolve into 500ml of boiling water
  • 150g dried chickpeas, soaked, boiled & drained as per pack instructions
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander


1 Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onion, chilli, carrot and garlic for 5 minutes, until softening.

2 Sprinkle in the curry powder and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

3 Stir in the lentils, chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock and chickpeas, bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes.

4 Sprinkle in the chopped coriander and serve.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

16-22 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

* Costings calculated using Budgens' SuperValu range of products

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Gordon Ramsay's Cod & Tomato Chowder
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