Moroccan chickpea soup

Moroccan chickpea soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This low-fat soup is packed with storecupboard pulses, healthy grains and North African spice- use cumin, ras el hanout, ginger and cinnamon

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
211
protein
9g
carbs
32g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
6g
sugar
12g
salt
1.3g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ras-el-hanout
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 200g roasted red peppers, from a jar
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomato
  • 400ml vegetable stock
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 preserved lemons, rind chopped (discard the pulp and seeds)
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 50g wholewheat couscous

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large lidded pan. Add the onion and garlic, put on the lid and cook for 5 mins, stirring halfway through. Stir the chilli, ginger, cumin, ras el hanout and cinnamon into the pan and cook for 1 min. Add the peppers, tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer, put on the lid and cook for 10 mins.
  2. Blitz the soup with a stick blender, or in a food processor until smooth. Return to the pan and add more liquid to thin the soup, if you like. Stir in the chickpeas, preserved lemons, honey and some seasoning. If eating straight away, add the couscous and heat through for 5 mins. (If taking to work, add the couscous just before reheating).

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2013

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sllyst's picture
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Absolutely loved this recipe so has everyone who'as tried it. Packed with flavour, nice and filling and really healthy too, can't recommend it enough.

Ruby Sparkle's picture

Really like this recipe, easy to cook, fast and has a real depth of flavour. I haven't added the couscous just because I think it's a filling enough lunch without.

On top of that it's v WeightWatchers pro-point friendly - 4pp per serving without cous cous, 5 with. Win win.

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