Moroccan chickpea soup

Moroccan chickpea soup

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


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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  • 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



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

  • 2 celery sticks, chopped



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

  • 2 tsp ground cumin



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

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



    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



    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


  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)

leomolly's picture

This soup is a firm favourite of mine, but I always substitute the broad beans with frozen soya beans as I don't like the 'skins' on broad beans. It freezes beautifully.

cacogen's picture

This soup is amazingly delicious - so easy to make and tastes as if it could come from a restaurant! I substitute broad beans for other types of beans, my favourite being butter beans. I make it regularly and my 'meat-fiend' boyfriend loves it (that's saying something!)

sa6dba's picture

Very tasty and so simple to make - I used tinned broad beans as a cheat and they worked really well. Very hearty!

crlnfreem's picture

Delicious! I used the Harissa paste and loved the spiciness combined with the zing of the lemon. Will definitely be making more!!

frances46's picture

really easy, quick and delicious

lottie75's picture

Loved it! First attempt last night was so good that I am making it again tonight!

georgie100's picture

Forgot to rate it!!!!

georgie100's picture

This is an amazing soup, really tasty, will definately be making it again. I couldnt get a tin of chickpeas so used ones that i soaked, had to cook for a lot longer though until the chickpeas had softened up enough. Also didnt have any celary but dont like it anyway!! Added Harrissa paste as i like a bit of heat and next time i may add more stock as there seems to be a lot of peas and beans to liquid. On a whole, a defo winner.

sackstracy's picture

This was exceptionally easy to make but absolutely delicious! I added the harissa as suggested and it had just the right amount of punch. I will no doubt make this again and again, especially as it is low in fat and high in fibre too.

fjamma's picture

It tasted better the next day ! I added bit of small pasta to it :)

grahamfranklin's picture

Superb. Instead of cumin try Ras el hanout for a truly unctous Moroccan soup!

deliciousmrsdee's picture

I found this soup on the bland side and too runny so added a fresh chilli and blitzed it in the liquidiser which thickened it up.

hastychef's picture

Really tasty soup ,made it twice always a hit

susiep1971's picture

Easy to make and simply gorgeous. Served with chunks of home made wholemeal bread

missmystery's picture

This soup is delicious, the flavours all work well together! I've made this a couple of times and is great for lunch or dinner in the cold winter months!

MelanieCyp's picture

I was surprised how delicious this was! I didn't add the broad beans as i'm not a fan but followed the rest of the recipe easily. Excellent!

sameshrie's picture

Very nice. Spiced up with suggested chorizo and chilli flakes.

sarahcharig's picture

Cooked this for a friend and it was absolutely delicious, so filling and hearty!!

oojsmummy's picture

I made this but added scallops and prawns and it was delicious. Also added the harissa paste. One thing I forgot to do is peel the broad would have been perfect otherwise!

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Nothing special. Lots of more interesting recipes for soup on this site.


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