North African Chickpea Soup

45 minutes    African

North African Chickpea Soup North African Chickpea Soup might be a good recipe to expand your soup collection. This recipe serves 4. One serving contains 361 calories, 9g of protein, and 6g of fat. For $1.59 per serving, this recipe covers 21% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Autumn. It is a good option if you’re following a dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan diet. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. A mixture of chickpeas, water, spinach leaves, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. Not a lot of people really liked this African dish. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 62%. Similar recipes are North African Chickpean and Kale Soup, North African Soup (Vegetarian), and North African Fish Soup.

North African Chickpea Soup Instructions

In a large soup pot add the oil, onions and celery. Cook over medium low heat until translucent. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant. Add the tomato paste and harissa. Cook a minute then add the water or stock slowly while stirring to combine the flavor paste in the pot with the liquids. Throw in the chickpeas and bring to a boil. As soon as it reaches a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. My suggestion is that if you are using fresh pasta, give it a rinse under tap water to remove the starch before adding it to the soup. It might make the broth cloudy. If using rice noodles add them right before serving to prevent overcooked mushy noodles. To cook rice noodles place them in a shallow dish and cover with hot water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Just before serving taste for seasoning, adjust to your taste. Adding too much salt earlier on could make things too salty because some of the ingredients can bring a lot of salt to the pot. Then add the spinach, it will only take a minute to shrink into nearly nothing, but it is sure a powerhouse vegetable that amps up the nutrition in this meal quickly and without fuss. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice after it has been taken off the heat will add a nice bright flavor to perk up those dreary dark days of winter. Enjoy with some crusty bread. A meal you can feel good about, filling yet light.

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