Chickpea Soup

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Chickpeas are hearty, warm, earthy and healthy, but we rarely see them act as the main flavor or ingredient in their own dish. That all changes now. Thanks to this simple recipe, the chickpea is given center stage in a light soup that’ll warm you on the coldest winter day.

Chickpea Soup Recipe


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/2 chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • 4 cups of water



  1. Chop half a red onion into small pieces.
  2. Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to a soup pot and sauté chopped onion, adding in dry spices while cooking.
  3. Add chickpeas and water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, until chickpeas are soft.
  4. Carefully transfer chickpeas to Magic Bullet, along with some water from the pot, and blend together. The distribution of chickpeas to water is up to your tastes: the more chickpeas and the less water, the thicker the soup and heavier the flavor. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.


Your new way to stay warm this winter!