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Nov 17, 2010 10:50 AM

veggie chickpea/garbanzo soups...any favourite recipes?

Trying to replicate a favourite veggie harira, but would love to hear about any veggie chickpea soups you like to make!


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    1. re: paulj

      Thanks paulj, interesting recipe. And I happen to have some pears on hand!

      Also found this recipe, which also looks intriguing.

      1. re: paulj

        I also like one from Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven. Thick, creamy, ideal for the cold cold cold nights like these. She says it's almost like heated-up hommus, and I agree.

        Soak and cook 2 cups chickpeas. Sautee 2 cups onion, a few Tbsp garlic, a few carrots, pinch saffron, 2 tsp toasted cumin seeds, 2 tsp dry mustard. Add the cooked chickpeas, 4 cups water and bring to boil and cook 20 mins. Add 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, cayenne and black pepper to taste, and a few Tbsp tahini. Puree and add more water if it is too thick. Serve with some diced fresh tomato on top, a little fresh cilantro or mint, and a drizzle or two of sesame oil.

      2. I love chickpeas! Here are a few ideas:

        Chickpea Parsnip Soup:

        North African Chickpea and Kale Soup:

        Chickpea-Tomato Soup with Fresh Rosemary:

        Moroccan Coconut and Chickpea Soup:

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        1. re: blinknoodle

          Thanks blinknoodle! Can't wait to try some of these soups out this winter!

          1. re: blinknoodle

            If you happen to have Marcella's Italian Kitchen by Marcella Hazan, the chickpea soup in there (pasta e ceci) is wonderful. It calls for meat broth, but we've always substituted vegetable broth.

          2. I like the chickpea noodle soup from the

            Seems like the website was changed though, but here's a link to a photo.

            1. I'm a vegetarian and I really like chickpeas... but not in soup for some reason. This is the only chickpea soup I've ever enjoyed:


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              1. re: Jetgirly

                I second that. I prefer cannellini beans for some reason, even though I love chickpeas. I think I just prefer chickpeas cold...


                We like this recipe. It's not quite a soup, but is rather "brothy" and very warm and filling on a cold day. Plus, it uses the crockpot which makes things very easy and low-maintenance! All you need is some basmati rice and/or naan.