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Moroccan Chickpea Soup

Making a vegetable-based soup is fairly straightforward but after a while it requires a bit of pizazz. One way to provide that extra bit of spice and zest is by giving it a Middle Eastern flavour just like we have here in our Moroccan Chickpea Soup…

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Moroccan Chickpea Soup

Prep Time:

1hr

Serving:

Serves 4 People

Cost:

£1.14 per Person

Difficulty:

Easy

  • Ingredients

    1tbsp Vegetable Oil
    1 Onion Finely Chopped
    3 Garlic Cloves Crushed
    1tsp Ground Cumin
    2tbsp Ras-El-Hanout Spice Mix
    1tbsp Harissa Paste
    750ml Vegetable Stock Made with 2 Stock Cubes
    400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
    Zest and Juice from 1 Lemon
    400g Tin of Chickpeas Drained and Rinsed
    300g Tin of Broad Beans Drained and Rinsed
    A Bunch of Fresh Coriander Roughly Chopped
    Salt

How to Cook

1. Heat the oil in a large stock pot and fry the onion for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, fry for another minute, then add the cumin, ras-el-hanout and harissa paste and fry for a further minute.

2. Pour in the stock and tomatoes then bring to the boil. Add the lemon zest and juice, the chickpeas and the broad beans and simmer for 20 minutes. Season with additional salt if required.

3. Once ready, top each serving with some of the fresh coriander and serve with flatbreads.

The Meat Version?

If you’re craving meat and want to turn this vegetarian meal into something for meat-eaters then take two chicken breasts for four people and poach in water with a few bay leaves until just cooked. Take two forks and roughly shred the chicken into flaky chunks. Just before serving, mix your chicken in with the soup to coat and enjoy.



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