Garlic, Spinach, and Chickpea Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Garlic, Spinach, and Chickpea Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Garlic, Spinach, and Chickpea Soup

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"This exciting combination of ingredients is easy to make! Garbanzo beans, spinach, and potatoes are blended in a richly spiced, creamy vegetable broth base."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, and stir in garlic and onion. Cook until tender. Season with cumin and coriander.
  2. Mix vegetable stock and potatoes into the pot, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer about 10 minutes. Stir in the garbanzo beans, and continue to cook until potatoes are tender.
  3. In a small bowl, blend the heavy cream, tahini, and corn meal. Mix into the soup.
  4. Stir spinach into the soup. Season with cayenne pepper and salt. Continue to cook until spinach is heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 24, 2007

I have the original cookbook from which this recipe was taken - it's been modified a bit here from the source. The original calls out 2/3 cup of heavy (whipping) cream, not 1 cup. And as you might have guessed, the "corn meal" is a typo, that should be corn starch. The prep time has been understated a little - don't underestimate the time required to chop 4 cloves, 1 onion and _finely_ chop 3 potatoes. This is a wonderful soup, always a huge hit with guests. Be careful with the cayenne pepper though! 1/2 tsp with a full recipe will make it plenty spicy, add more at your own risk.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 06, 2009

Made with cornstarch, canned potatoes, cannelini beans, and frozen spinach.1/2 tspn cayenne was too spicy, would add less next time. Felt it tasted a little too 'powdery', like the cumin wasn't cooked properly (would suggest adding cumin immediately to onions & garlic to help the powder flavor of the cumin cook out). I'm Indian and have cooked with ground cumin and ground coriander quite a bit and should have known better. Overall, a pretty good recipe, healthy, and different.

 
Dec 14, 2003

Really great soup! Added a little extra seasoning and substituted corn starch for the corn meal and skim milk for the heavy cream. I did not blend the soup at all. Turned out to be a thick and creamy soup. I can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch this week!

 
Oct 07, 2005

Wonderful recipe! I used chicken stock instead of veg, peanut butter instead of tahini, and half skim milk/half cream to cut the calories. Can't wait to make it again!

 
Dec 02, 2012

I loved this recipe! I did make a change, based on spices on hand. I used turmeric instead of coriander.

 
Nov 05, 2003

I wasn't sure if you should blend the soup or not. I slightly blended the soup and then added the spinich and it turned out well.

 
Nov 17, 2005

Delicious! I made this soup last night and it was hearty and perfect for a cold winter's night. I only made a few changes - I added a lot more garlic, couldn't find any coriander, added half a cup of sour cream and half a cup of reduced fat milk instead of heavy cream, and that's it. Next time I might add more vegetables - broccoli, cauliflower, carrots. Highly recommended!

 
Nov 11, 2004

I love this soup! I added red peppers which make the soup very colorful and tasty. It's one of my husband and my mother-in-laws favorites!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 6.7 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 505 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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