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This is the plant-based, back-to-school lunch recipe by Chef LaForce Baker from Moon Meals™, as recently featured on Fox 32 Chicago TV.

Luscious Lentil Soup Extended Only

Time required:
30 min

Note: Nutritional information above has been estimated. Results may vary. Information is provided for convenience and does not constitute professional nutritional advice.

(4 Servings)

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped, divided
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder, or more to taste
  • 1 cup French green lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. In a large heavy pot, heat half the olive oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and carrot, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook until onion is translucent, 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes, then stir in curry powder. Cook, stirring constantly to prevent spices from burning, until spices are fragrant.
  3. Add lentils and water and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, puree chickpeas, lemon juice, remaining olive oil, and 1/4 cup of water.
  5. Stir puree into lentils, along with butter. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and/or additional curry powder, then thin soup with water until desired consistency.

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