Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Spicy" Chickpea Soup

Food & Wine

  • Two 19-ounce cans chickpeas, drained
  • One 13.5-ounce can light coconut milk
  • One 14.4-ounce can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup naturally sweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced

  1. In a blender, combine the drained chickpeas with the coconut milk, chopped tomatoes, apple juice, cilantro leaves, garam masala and ground ginger and puree the mixture until smooth.
  2. Transfer the puree to a medium saucepan. Stir in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer over moderately high heat. Season with salt and black pepper. Ladle the soup into bowls, top with the yogurt and scallion greens and serve.

I didn't think this was spicy at all. There isn't anything spicy in the ingredient list. (?) Anyway, it was tasty, but the texture wasn't the best. I used my 11-cup food processor, and I exceeded the "maximum fill line" for liquids, so I caused a little bit of a mess. Don't make my mistake. :)

Tim's Rating: 8/10
Liz's Rating: 8/10


Maria said...

I am sure the mess was worth it. Maybe I will add some extra spice. It looks good to me!

VeggieGirl said...

Looks great!!

USA Kiwi (aka Kylee) said...

Ooooohhh - your soup looks fabulous. I have a similar photo, but it's carrot/cilantro.

I'll definitely be giving yours a go, I'm always up for more soup ideas involving beans!

Joelen said...

I need to cook with chickpeas more... this looks delicious and I can only imagine how great the texture is too!

Jaime said...

You should have used your new immersion blender. Duh!!!

WeezerMonkey said...


Anonymous said...

LOL @ spicy with no spicy ingredients!! But the soup itself looks delicious!!

bensbaby116 said...

Looks like something my husband would love (he LOVES chickpeas. Thanks for posting.