Creamy Chickpea Soup

Creamy Chickpea Soup

This is a fabulous way to enjoy a good healthy bean soup. The ingredients are so simple but yet the end result is full of delicious flavor. It’s incredibly easy to make even if you have to get out the old blender. The blender just transforms the beans into a smooth puree for a perfect balance of flavor and texture. Yum

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Creamy Chickpea Soup
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Recipe type: Appetiser, Entree
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Serves: 4
 
Delicious flavorful soup
Ingredients
  • · 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • · ¼ cup minced shallots
  • · ¼ cup minced celery
  • · 2 teaspoons minced garlic (1 medium clove)
  • · ½ teaspoon minced rosemary
  • · 4 cups low-sodium organic vegetable or chicken broth
  • · 2 (15-ounce) low-sodium cans or 3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • · 1 tablespoon low-sodium tomato paste
  • · ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • · 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • · 2 tablespoons snipped chives
Instructions
  1. · Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. · Add the shallots and celery and cook for about 3 minutes, until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the garlic and rosemary and cook 30 seconds. Add the broth, chickpeas, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Bring the soup to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until the chickpeas are soft.
  3. · When the soup is finished cooking, remove it from the heat and let cool slightly.
  4. · Purée the soup in batches in a blender, returning the batches to a large saucepan.
  5. · If the soup is too thick, add a little water. Serve garnished with the snipped chives.

Comments

Creamy Chickpea Soup — 4 Comments

  1. Yum! It does sound good with the savory combination of rosemary, garlic, and shallots. It looks very hearty! And heart-healthy too.

  2. Wonderful description of this dish! I will definitely cook this dish again! It was so easy too…and what flavor!

  3. This looks absolutely delicious. I love pu·réed soups. Will try this recipe very soon!

  4. Well, at first when I read pureed I didn’t think that I would like it.. but man oh man my mind was changed!!!