Moroccan chickpea soup

Moroccan chickpea soup

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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
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal148
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.07g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    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

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
    Celery

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

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

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
    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

    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 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

    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

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 (192)

vinsonmai's picture
5

Quite a good dish, but reducing it made it a bit salty. Not sure as whether I reduced it too much, but added some sugar to neutralize it a bit. Other then that, excellent dish :D family loved it!

vinsonmai's picture
5

Quite a good dish, but reducing it made it a bit salty. Not sure as whether I reduced it too much, but added some sugar to neutralize it a bit. Other then that, excellent dish :D family loved it!

agacik's picture
5

yum! made it twice in the last week! loved it with chorizzo! absolutely mouthwatering and so filling! great with naan bread or pitta bread. love and will make again, and again, and again...

moks82's picture
5

Followed the recipe and added two large spoons of Harissa. Turned out really tasty. Will definately use again

lilyjane's picture
5

I made it without broad beans, but it still was delicious. And so easy to make - definitely deserves five stars.

lauragaf's picture
5

I love this really cheap and easy to make!

hollyg1's picture
5

As I am not a lover of cumin, I did a slight variation of this recipe using Smoked Spanish Paprika Hot (Pimenton De La Vera). Also some girdled chorizo topping this is perfect.

dlibine's picture
5

We all loved it! A hearty tasty and well balanced soup.
I made a "not too spicy" version for the children, and older ones added some cayenne pepper, that brought out the tastes wonderfully.

chickadeepea's picture
5

add in a chilli! delicious

daisypetal357's picture

Mmmmmm! I found it a bit thin so I used passata instead of a can chopped tomatoes and half the veg stock, lovely and creamy. I also put a tbsp of harissa spices to give it a kick. Its great if you are calorie counting too!

savourymave's picture
5

Forgot to rate it
It's a 5 for me

savourymave's picture
5

Very Tasty , warming and filling , I've made this three times in the last 3 week's we all love it ,
It freezes well too, My daughter has just asked me for the recipe , so it's now an all time favourite .....

sumarks's picture
5

I really enjoyed this, I'm doing weight watchers and this worked about about 5 points per bowl and it was soooo yummy and quite filling, i had to omit the broad beans as I didn't have any but still really enjoyed it. I have recommended it to all my dieting friends too!

mspupsix's picture
5

I absolutelly love this soup!

w1lmington's picture
4

This soup comes into its own the following day. Tasty and fresh and oh so filling.

dominiczkasch's picture
5

Delicious! One of my favourite recopies !!!

mdcbc2's picture
5

Really refreshing. My body needed this healthy food after Xmas. Love the lemon touch. It makes all the difference. Thanks

malford40's picture
4

Really nice soup. I will be taking this to work for a hearty lunch. I added chicken to this and like others some harissa for a bit of spice. I also used fresh tomatoes because I am not keen on tinned. It gives it a fresher, cleaner taste, very good.

clodaghmartin's picture
3

Very Tasty.

carolineroy's picture
5

Really quick and tasty! Added the Harissa too - just divine :)

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