Moroccan chickpea soup

Moroccan chickpea soup

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(218 ratings)

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 (195)

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.

kitkat7's picture

Really tasty, left out the broad beans and added chorizo, ground coriander seed and a little chillipowder, lovely!

Freddie2010's picture

Very tasty ideal for a cold day either for lunch or starter. For dinner we just added chicken which was great and so filling especially if on a diet. Try it now you won't regret it.

smopey's picture

Wonderful recipe my husband loved it, made it with frozen soya beans as I didn't have any broad beans and I'll try spinach or kale next time. Also made double the recipe and put it in the freezer - brilliant standby.

alanstrickland's picture

Picked this recipe because I was in a rush and it seemed quick, so wasn't expecting great things. Was very pleasantly surprised - a good, tasty, hearty soup that left my housemates demanding more!

Would definitely recommend this and will be making again

izysticklee's picture

Tasty, didn't have any broad beans so went for spinach. Might have overdone it on the chilli, but still tastes great. I also had to cook it for a bit longer than it said.

katie_jayne1985's picture

A really nice receipe that has become a firm favourite for me. I sometimes switch the broad beans for butter beans.. really yummy :-)

alleycatz's picture

Soup lovely I've made it twice since finding the recipe, left out the celery and broad beans didn't have any, I added chopped chorizo sausge gave it a lovely smokey flavour

nicholaprocter's picture

forgot to rate!!

nicholaprocter's picture

I am having this soup now for lunch! I made it a couple of days ago and it is absolutely lush!
I added a bit of Ras El Hanout spice mix as well for a real morroccan taste and a tiny bit of chilli powder. Also i didnt have chopped tomatoes with garlic so i used a tin of normal chopped tomatoes and added some garlic puree. Also didnt have broad beans so threw in some fresh runner beans and its fab. Will be making this regularly!

fyrefly58's picture

Absolutely delicious ! A real favourite in my house.

brunton1's picture

So simple! So delicious!

I added a teaspoon of hot chillie pickle instead of the harisa paste.

Yum yum!

Living with a veggie this was a fantasic find. Makes a brilliant change from the ususal bland stuff I have to make.

Keep up the good work Good Food

kittydowner's picture

Great and simple! I used borlotti beans instead of chickpeas and also added some chopped carrots in with a little bit of corn and a couple of spoons of harissa. Added a piece of really dry prosciutto which had sat in the fridge for about 6 weeks. Served with the Cheesy Garlic bread in this website. All came out good. Great for quick dinner!

hannahwhiteuk's picture

Really tasty - but would only make it with chorizo. Def will try it with a bit of spice next time too.

phil929's picture

This was lovely. I'm not the greatest cook, but found this simple and delicious.

sharangoose's picture

Love this soup, have made a few times.
My OH hates celery so use leek instead. Added peas instead of broad beans and half a teaspoon of lazy chillies to give it a kick. It's even nice cold on a warm day.

lilpilgrim's picture

I love spicy food, and while this wasn't overly hot in flavour, it tasted fantastic! Used 2 chorizo sausages, chopped up into small chunks, but I think this soup would taste wonderful with or without the chorizo. I added harissa paste for a bit of punch. Could not ask for a more exotic, hearty and quick soup!

simonsecher's picture

My GF and I absolutely loved it. We didn't have broad beans so we chucked in a bit of extra celery in stead. Also, because I messed up and drained the can of tomatoes, I put two cans, one drained one not. That just made it even more delicious because it had more pieces of tomato. Great soup!


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