Hearty Chickpea Soup

November 19, 2011 12:55

Thanksgiving is almost here.  The calendar seems to be flying by, and some days I scratch my head and wonder what just happened.

This is a very easy soup to prepare, and more than likely, you already have most the ingredients around your kitchen, especially as you prepare for the big day on Thursday.

I enjoyed the simplicity of this soup, and I hope you will too.  Adding smoked paprika adds an unexpected depth of flavor.  Regular paprika will work too, but if you can find the smoked (which I prefer), use it :)

Hearty Chickpea Soup


serves 6


1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed


2 onions, finely chopped


2 medium carrots, peeled and cubed


1 bay leaf


8 cups water


1/4 cup olive oil


4 garlic cloves, minced


1 15 oz can diced tomatoes, drained


2 cups finely chopped, well washed spinach


1/2 tsp smoked paprika


salt and pepper


Place chickpeas, onions, carrots and bay leaf in large soup pot.  Add 7 cups of water.  Over medium heat, bring to boil.  Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.


Heat oil in saute pan.  Add garlic and tomatoes.  Saute for 4-5 minutes over medium heat.


Add tomato mixture to soup, along with spinach, paprika, salt and pepper.  Add remaining cup of water and bring soup to a boil.  Cover and simmer over medium low heat for 20 minutes.  Serve soup hot.


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Savory Simple

almost 8 years ago

This sounds like a really wonderful soup for chilly weather! Total comfort food.


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