"The only real stumbling block is the fear of failure. In cooking, you have got to have a what-the-hell attitude." ~ Julia Child

For Chickpea lovers: Moroccan spiced soup Dos and Don’ts…

by Julie on January 31, 2012

in Soup is Easy, Soups, Vegetarian

DO: Make this soup if you like chickpeas. Because you use three cans of them.

DON’T use baby spinach as your green, because they will get slimy (Yes. Sorry) and will be the worst thing about this soup.

DO use one of those hand blender things (or even a potato masher) to mash this up a little if you want. Or…

DON’T if you want chunky soup to throw over cous cous or rice.

DO bring this to your next soup swap.

DO you like chickpeas as much as I do?

Rainbow Chard with Chickpea stew

Smashed chickpea sandwich

The Chickpea stays in the picture (or all about my first time soaking raw chickpeas)

I bet you DON’T!


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamie February 1, 2012 at 9:34 am

Love, love, love chickpeas! Must be because I’m a chick. Have been trying to perfect chana masala over the past three months (using canned chickpeas of course!). All I know is ghee is key. Do you have any recipes for for a good chana?


Bonnie McCarthy February 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

I’m pretty sure I don’t like chickpeas as much as you do! But I do like hummus -is this sort of like hummus? And I do like soup…I may have to give this a try! Did the kids like it?


Julie February 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Bonnie – the girl loves chickpeas. The boy hates them. What you gonna do?


Dorothy at Shockinglydelicious February 1, 2012 at 11:59 am

If you found the spinach too slimy, you could try Swiss chard, which is more sturdy. Or kale, which is sturdiest of all! If you use kale, you will want to actually cook it in the soup for a few minutes.

Another idea for when you make it next: put the raw baby spinach leaves in each bowl, and ladle the piping hot soup into the bowl, and that heat will wilt it enough without making it slimy. IMHO.


Julie February 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Oh Dorothy I sit at your knee!


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