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Chickpea Soup

Ingredients

  • 300 g dried chick peas

  • 1 medium chopped onion

  • 1 clove chopped garlic

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 sprig thyme

  • 1 pinch of cumin

  • 1 pinch of paprika

  • chicken stock or water

  • salt & pepper

  • olive oil

Method

  • 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