Hot chickpea soup

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My absolute favorite dish to make during fall and winter. The piquant harissa combined with the vegetables infuses this soup with a truly restorative quality.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 25 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 92 / Protein 5g / Carbohydr. 13g / Fat 2g

Ingredients (6 servings)

250 gchickpeas (cooked, drained)
400 gcanned tomatoes (chopped)
250 gcherry tomatoes
2carrots
3 stalkscelery
2red onions
2 stalksgreen onions
1lemon
0.25 bunchmint
0.25 bunchcilantro
500 mlwater
1 tspturmeric
1 tspcinnamon
1.5 tspharissa chili paste
salt
pepper

Utensils

large saucepan, hand blender, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Sauvignon Blanc
A light, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc, with a touch of residual sugar, offers a refreshing balance to the starchy chickpeas. The wine’s slight sweetness gently counteracts the spiciness of the dish and cleanses the palate.

Step 1

Hot chickpea soup

Halve cherry tomatoes. Cut carrot and celery into bite-sized pieces. Thinly slice onion and green onion. Quarter lemon. Roughly chop mint and cilantro.

cutting board, knife

250 g cherry tomatoes / 2 carrots / 3 stalks celery / 2 red onions / 2 stalks green onions / 1 lemon / 0.25 bunch mint / 0.25 bunch cilantro

Step 2

Hot chickpea soup

In a large saucepan, bring chickpeas and water to a boil and cook for approx. 5 – 10 min.

large saucepan

250 g chickpeas / 500 ml water

Step 3

Hot chickpea soup

Add canned tomatoes, turmeric, cinnamon, and harissa to pan. Juice lemon into pan. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

400 g canned tomatoes / 1 tsp turmeric / 1 tsp cinnamon / 1.5 tsp harissa chili paste / salt / pepper

Step 4

Hot chickpea soup

Using a hand blender, briefly puree soup to thicken it slightly.

hand blender

Step 5

Hot chickpea soup

Add tomatoes, carrots, green onions, red onions, cilantro, mint, and celery to soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Allow to simmer for approx. 3 – 5 min. until the vegetables are firm to the bite. Enjoy with a dollop of homemade crème fraîche or some soy yoghurt as a vegan option!

salt / pepper