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Moroccan chickpea soup

Moroccan chickpea soup

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(207 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins Ready in 20-25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Try something different for vegetarians with Moroccan chickpea soup

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories148
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.07g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 celery sticks, chopped

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 600ml hot vegetable stock
  • 400g can chopped plum tomatoes with garlic

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 100g frozen broad beans

    Broad bean

    braw-d be-en

    A member of the legume family, broad beans are pretty hardy and adaptable - they grow in most…

  • zest and juice ½ lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • large handful coriander or parsley and flatbread, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then fry the onion and celery gently for 10 mins until softened, stirring frequently. Tip in the cumin and fry for another min.

  2. Turn up the heat, then add the stock, tomatoes and chickpeas, plus a good grind of black pepper. Simmer for 8 mins. Throw in broad beans and lemon juice, cook for a further 2 mins. Season to taste, then top with a sprinkling of lemon zest and chopped herbs. Serve with flatbread.

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Comments (190)

brianjm's picture
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Just cooked up a batch for the first time. Delicious. I added a little chilli powder to spice things up a bit.

muffinmom's picture
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This is a favourite with my whole family including my meat demanding teenager. This is one dish he does not grumble about!
I zest in a bit of the lemon for added zing & double up the cumin.

A bowlful of this is perfect for dinner.

Sop1234's picture

Lovely soup. The lemon and coriander at the end give it a really nice finish. Only thing i would change is to make it slightly spicier

minicakes's picture
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A wonderful, easy and flavourful soup.

My own tips: (1) Skip the broad beans; the soup is tasty enough without them. (2) Pour about half the soup into a blender and blend it briefly, then mix with the unblended remainder. This makes the overall texture much nicer, because the soup is kind of stew-like otherwise. I think it improves the flavour, too.

rararara's picture
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Faaaaaaaaaabulous soup, coming from someone who doesn't really like soup or chickpeas. And I love that it's suitable for vegans as I was making this for a dinner party and one of my friends is vegan.

Redscarf88's picture

Oh wow this soup is amazing. I'd say the best soup I've ever cooked! I don't like celery or broad beans so left them out. I chucked half a yellow pepper cut small in with the onions and it turned out fantastic. Served with a tone of coriander and a dollop of yoghurt. Scrummy!

katies286's picture
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I just made this soup and it is lovely, very easy and quick to make. I added 2 tsp harissa paste for a bit more spice and 1 tsp more cumin as it tasted a little tomato-y. The result is delicious and will make a lovely work lunch.

pixiemoo's picture
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Very easy to make, tasty and great soup! I have done it several times now. I also put a bit of sour cream on top of the soup just before I start to eat and have toasted black rye bread with a butter on the side.

Dolbs's picture

Really easy, really nice, will definitely have again.

TomGrant's picture
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Absolutely LOVED this! Didn't have broad beans so used kidney beans as someone else has mentioned and put them in at the same time as the chickpeas. Was concerned half way through it was a little watery but don't fret, it ends up being perfect. Best recipe I've used from this site so far!

budagirl's picture
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Very good soup. I don't have cheakpea and tomato in cans, so I just cooked them myself.

monkeyb0b's picture
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This is a cracking soup that I've made a few times and double the last batch and froze it. Tasty and hearty enough for a night shift!

Only thing of note though is that this soup does seem to be prone to erupting in the microwave when you reheat it so definitely worth covering it over and keeping an eye on it

crackyjo's picture

just made this and its so simple yet lovely. Didn't have broad beans or celery so substituted with kidney beans. definitely a keeper.

rachelchamberlain14's picture

Loved this recipe! Pretty much combined it with a similar good food recipe of the chorizo and chickpea soup. Chorizo and loads of Harissa paste made this soup a real treat! Definitely making again

2rachel6's picture
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Delicious! I left out the celery as I didn't have any and added a diced potato to bulk it out a little bit more, not that it needed it. I also added a couple of cloves of chopped garlic with the onion. Really tasty and the doesn't 'feel vegetarian', probably because of the hearty chickpeas.
I found that it serves 4 for light lunch or a side, or 2-3 for a evening meal main course, but maybe that's just saying something about my appetite!

greenmillie64's picture

This soup was delicious - really easy to make - even better reheated the next day.

boweri's picture

Cheap ,healthy ,delcous and very welcome on a cold wntry day!

pboropixie's picture

I add some red lentils to this to make it a bit more of a stew. It then makes a great tasty, healthy lunch to take to work.

AVPGrowYourOwn's picture

I'm not a fan of lumpy soups. I also don't like celery unless its blitzed :) I blitzed all the ingredient apart from the chickpeas and broad beans. Added them after and then served as it was. It is delicious. I first made this as a starter for a dinner party it was a huge hit :D

special_kay's picture

Do you think this recipe would still work if I blended the ingredients to make a smooth soup? I'm not a fan of lumpy soups, but I like the sound of these ingredients. Has anyone ever done this before?

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