I made this soup last week when I desperately needed to go to grocery store…or so I thought. In my pantry, I found a can of crushed tomato, a can of chickpeas, and half a bag of lentils. With cucina povera on the mind, this is what I came up with:
In a pot add:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
Sautee for a couple minutes until fragrant. Add:
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth/stock (or vegetable stock)
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp thyme
3/4 cup lentils
1 can chickpeas, drained
salt/pepper to taste
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for about 20 min.
It’s even better with a little sprinkle of parmigiano on top!