Chickpea Soup Recipes

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Chickpea Soup is a flavorful and hearty soup made with tender chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and aromatic spices. It is a nutritious and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed as a meal on its own or as a comforting appetizer. Here’s a recipe for Chickpea Soup:

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Ready in: 50 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh lemon juice, for serving
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro, for garnish
Instructions:
  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion, diced carrots, and diced celery to the pot. Sauté until the vegetables soften and the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add the minced garlic to the pot and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix well to coat the vegetables with the spices.
  5. Add the soaked and drained chickpeas to the pot and stir to combine with the spices and vegetables.
  6. Pour in the vegetable or chicken broth, ensuring that the chickpeas are fully submerged in the liquid.
  7. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes or until the chickpeas are tender.
  8. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, blend a portion of the soup to create a creamy texture. You can blend about half of the soup or adjust according to your preference. If using a regular blender, blend in batches and be cautious with hot liquids.
  10. Return the blended soup to the pot and stir well to combine.
  11. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  12. Ladle the Chickpea Soup into bowls. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each serving and garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro.

Chickpea Soup is now ready to be enjoyed! It’s a comforting and nourishing soup that is packed with protein and fiber. Serve it with crusty bread or as a standalone meal. The combination of spices adds depth and flavor to the soup, making it a satisfying and delicious choice. Enjoy the warmth and goodness of this hearty Chickpea Soup!

I'm Mageswari, and as a content writer, I specialize in creating content for food blogs. I have always been passionate about food, from trying out new recipes to exploring different cuisines from around the world.

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