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Garbanzo Soup Recipe

This Garbanzo Soup Recipe is a soup you can make with the ingredients in your pantry! It is packed with protein and a healthy mixture of warm spices, vegetables, chickpeas, fire roasted tomatoes and fresh herbs. If you are looking for a vegan soup that is filling and easy to make this is for you. 

Garbanzo Soup Recipe

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GARBANZO SOUP RECIPE

Lately I have been making soup recipes on repeat using ingredients in my pantry along with fresh ingredients from my fridge.

Since we are in spring I like to make light, vegetable based soups like today’s Garbanzo Soup Recipe.

Beans or legumes are such a versatile ingredient that can add protein to any meal.

I always have beans like chickpeas, white beans or black beans in my pantry which makes it so easy to make soup recipes or to add them to salads.

If you don’t have chickpeas on hand you can easily substitute white beans, black beans, kidney beans or red beans. 

In spring soup season I often rotate between soups like this White Bean Soup, Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup, Vegetable Bean Soup or this Moroccan Red Lentil Soup

Today’s soup is one I can throw together with ingredients I have in my kitchen. It truly is a simple recipe.

I always have chickpeas in my pantry and often fire roasted tomatoes. If you only have diced tomatoes you can use those instead. 

Garbanzo Soup Recipe with a spoon and feta cheese.

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS GARBANZO SOUP:

SIMPLE TO MAKE: My favorite part of this soup is that it can be on the table in under 30 minutes. It is perfect for busy weeknights. The bulk of the recipe is just gathering ingredients and chopping the vegetables. The rest of the preparation is sautéing the vegetables and simmering the soup to bring out the flavor. 

CLEAN OUT THE PANTRY RECIPE: If you want a light soup to eat but don’t want to go to the store to buy ingredients this soup is for you. Many of us often have chickpeas in our pantry waiting to be used which makes this an easy option. If you don’t have chickpeas sub in white beans or you could do one can of chickpeas or white beans. 

HEALTHY AND FILLING: This is a vegan soup that is dairy-free and filling. It is a healthy soup option. The chickpeas are a great source of protein to help you feel satisfied. The vegetables add vitamins and minerals to your diet as well! 

Garbanzo Soup Recipe ingredients.

INGREDIENTS IN THIS CHICKPEA SOUP

FRESH GARLIC 

VEGETABLES: CARROTS, CELERY, ONION

CHICKPEAS {CANNED GARBANZO BEANS}

FIRE-ROASTED TOMATOES

SPICES: OREGANO, THYME, TURMERIC, PAPRIKA, CRUSHED RED PEPPER

VEGETABLE BROTH {OR YOU CAN USE CHICKEN STOCK- TRY MAKING YOUR OWN HERE}

SPINACH

LEMON JUICE

HERBS: DILL & PARSLEY

Garbanzo Soup Recipe with spoon.

COOKING TIPS OR MODIFICATIONS

VEGETABLES: When I make this simple soup I like to use whatever vegetables I have in the fridge. In most of the soups I make I like to use onion, carrot and celery but it isn’t necessary.

I like the fire roasted tomatoes but you can include regular diced tomatoes or pureed tomatoes. You also can leave those out if you don’t like them. Other vegetables to add are mushrooms, zucchini, green pepper or green beans.  

GRAIN: You can add a grain to this soup like brown rice, quinoa, bulgur, farro or spelt. 

SPICES: I used paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper or aleppo pepper for some spice {optional} and parsley in this soup. I think this spice combination creates delicious flavor. There is a wide variety of spice combinations you can use in this soup like cumin, chili powder, Italian seasoning or za’atar. 

FRESH HERBS: I always love adding fresh herbs to my soups. If you grow them it is a great way to add fresh flavor. I especially like fresh dill, fresh cilantro, fresh parsley and basil. You can also add mint or oregano. 

GREENS: Green are a nice, healthy addition to this soup. If you don’t want to add spinach try kale or swiss chard. 

MEAT: You can add meat to this soup. Try sausage, chicken or ham hocks.

Garbanzo Soup Recipe with spoon in a blue bowl.

HOW TO MAKE THIS HEARTY GARBANZO BEAN SOUP?

SAUTE THE VEGETABLES: In a large pot or large dutch oven on the stove top heat the olive oil over medium heat.

Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the minced garlic cloves, carrots and celery and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.

ADD THE OTHER INGREDIENTS: Add the chickpeas, fire roasted tomatoes, oregano, thyme, turmeric, sweet paprika, crushed red pepper or aleppo pepper {optional}, salt and pepper.

Turn the heat to low and saute for another 5 minutes.

Garbanzo Soup Recipe ingredients in a dutch oven.

ADD THE BROTH AND SIMMER: Add the vegetable broth or chicken broth and turn heat to medium-high. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the spinach and continue to simmer on low until the spinach is wilted.

Stir in the lemon juice {optional}.

Garbanzo Soup Recipe in a pot with spoon.

GARNISH WITH FRESH HERBS: Remove from the heat, taste and add additional salt.

Serve the soup in individual bowls. Add fresh parsley and fresh dill, red pepper flakes and lemon wedges on the side. I like to add a wedges of nice crusty bread.

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To freeze the soup bring the soup to room temperature, put in a freezer safe container, then freeze for up to 3 months. 

Garbanzo Soup Recipe ladle in a pot.

RECIPE TIPS & FAQ

STORAGE: Store the leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. To freeze the soup bring the soup to room temperature and then freeze for up to 3 months. 

SLOW COOKER: You can easily make this in a crockpot. You can add everything to the crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours. If you have the ability to saute the vegetables with the spices first I suggest doing this bring out the flavors but it isn’t necessary. 

DRIED CHICKPEAS: If you prefer to use dried chickpeas you will need to soak them first. You can see how to cook dried chickpeas in this article to use in soups. 

PUREE: If you prefer your soup fully pureed or partially pureed you can use a food processor or handheld blender to puree the soup. 

THICKEN THE SOUP: If you want a thicker soup you can add tomato paste. 

Garbanzo Soup Recipe with a spoon and napkin.

WHAT SIDE DISH SHOULD I PAIR WITH THIS VEGETARIAN CHICKPEA SOUP?

There are a lot of options to serve with this soup. Here are some favorites! 

This Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing is one of my favorite salads of all time. You massage olive oil and lemon juice into the kale to create a soft, flavorful salad.

I also love this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad that mixes shaved brussels sprouts, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts with a light dressing.

Potatoes are a great with soup and I especially love these Gouda Smashed Potatoes or these Lemon Cilantro Roasted Potatoes.  

Vegetable side dishes are a nice addition when serving this soup. I especially love these Balsamic Roasted Carrots, Garlic Parmesan Broccoli or these Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables

Garbanzo Soup Recipe with logo.

OTHER CHICKPEA RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE: 

CHICKPEAS WITH CURRY

CRUNCHY ROASTED CHICKPEAS

CHEESY KALE PASTA 

MEDITERRANEAN ZUCCHINI SALAD

MEDITERRANEAN ORZO PASTA 

CHICKPEA SALAD SANDWICH

Garbanzo Soup Recipe

Garbanzo Soup

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Garbanzo Soup is a soup you can make with the ingredients in your pantry! It is packed with protein and a healthy mixture of warm spices, vegetables, chickpeas, fire roasted tomatoes and fresh herbs. If you are looking for a vegan soup that is filling and easy to make this is for you. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 - 16 ounce can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 - 28 ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes or diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper or aleppo pepper {optional}
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1/2 of a lemon, juiced {optional}
  • Fresh dill and parsley for garnish

Instructions

    1. In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    2. Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, carrots and celery and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.
    3. Add the chickpeas, fire roasted tomatoes, oregano, thyme, turmeric, sweet paprika, crushed red pepper or aleppo pepper {optional}, salt and pepper.
    4. Turn the heat to low and saute for another 5 minutes.
    5. Add the vegetable broth and turn heat to medium. Simmer for 10 minutes.
    6. Add the spinach and continue to simmer on low until the spinach is wilted.
    7. Stir in the lemon juice {optional}.
    8. Remove from the heat and serve the soup in individual bowls. Add fresh herbs and lemon wedges on the side.

Notes

These soup freezes well. Let the soup cool completely and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Tess

Sunday 31st of March 2024

This Garbanzo Soup was delicious, healthy and flavorful. Thank you for sharing this. I had to tweak it a little for what I had in the pantry. Instead of 28 oz of tomatoes, I only used 1 14 1/2 oz can of diced tomatoes, a handful of fresh diced grape tomatoes and 1/4 diced red pepper. I also substituted kale for the spinach. We will certainly make it again.

Julia

Monday 1st of April 2024

So glad you liked it! I like the modifications too. Thanks for sharing.

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