Chickpea soup is a lovely option if you are looking for something quick and easy to make that is good for you too. You can make enough to add to your packed lunches for a couple of days. You can roast the chickpeas in the oven for 10 minutes before cooking for a slightly smokier flavour.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "Sooo good. Chickpea fans will love this dish. I would have usually blended it to make a smooth soup but my two year old loves chickpeas so much that he had to be presented with a bowl IMMEDIATELY which he promptly inhaled. The lime juice really lifts it and adds a delicious twist." - Claire K.
No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg / Nuts
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes
Can be frozen
- onion - 1, peeled and halved
- garlic cloves - 2, peeled
- olive oil - 30g
- chickpeas - 2 x 400g tins, drained
- water - 1L
- lime - 1, juice only
- capsicum - 1, red, cut in small chunks
- chilli - 1, red, cut in small chunks
- cumin - 1 tsp, ground
- dried coriander - 1 tsp, ground
- vegetable stock - 2, cubes
- sea salt - 1/2 tsp, flakes
- pepper - 1/2 tsp, black
- fresh coriander - 10g
- Place the onion (1), garlic cloves (2) and oil (30g) in the bowl. Blitz Speed 5 / 3 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Program 3 minutes / 120C* / Speed 1.
- Add the chickpeas (2 x 400g tins), water (1L), lime juice (from 1 lime), capsicum (1), chilli (1), cumin (1 tsp), coriander (1 tsp), stock cubes (2), salt (1/2 tsp) and pepper (1/2 tsp). Program 15 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
- You can serve as is, or to make a smooth soup, simply blend by gradually increasing the speed to Speed 8 / 30 seconds. Please read your machine's user manual for correct method of safely blending soups as each machine varies.
- Serve scattered with some fresh coriander leaves (10g).
* If your machine does not go above 100C, set to Steaming Temperature which is usually between 110-115C. Please refer to your user manual for correct information for the appropriate setting for your machine.