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Chickpea Soup



  • 1.

    A day ahead, spill the chickpeas into a large bowl, cover generously with cold water, and soak overnight.

  • 2.

    Drain the chickpeas.

  • 3.

    Put them in a pot with the onion, garlic, and herbs.

  • 4.

    Add the pinches of spices if you like.

  • 5.

    Do not add salt.

  • 6.

    Cover, just, with chicken stock or water.

  • 7.

    Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer gently until very tender, about 40 minutes.

  • 8.

    Pluck out the herbs.

  • 9.

    Blend the chickpeas smooth.

  • 10.

    Strain (or put through a food mill) into a saucepan.

  • 11.

    Reheat, taste, and adjust the seasonings.

  • 12.

    Ladle into bowls and garnish with a dribble of olive oil.

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Posted by MoReport
I love the sound of this - will def try it out
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