This delicious tomato-based garbanzo bean soup is full of vegetables along with fennel seed for enhanced flavour.

Vegan friendly and gluten-free, this tasty soup makes for a healthy lunch option.

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil (extra)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 carrots (medium sliced)
  • 3 celery stalks (medium sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes (organic is best)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 20 grape tomatoes (sliced in half, length wise)
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach (fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (or dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme (or dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped, or dried)
  • Sea salt

 

Directions

Step 1: Soak Garbanzo Beans in cool water overnight.

Step 2: Rinse beans & discard water. Place 2 cups of water in a large pot, bring to a boil and add the garbanzo beans. Reduce heat to a slow boil for 45 mins, making sure they are always covered with water.

Step 3: Rinse garbanzo beans under cold water until cool.

Step 4: Spread on a baking sheet and remove skins.

Step 5: Heat olive oil in a large pot and sauté onion for approximately 3 minutes. Add garlic, carrots, celery and fennel seed. Cook for approximately 4 minutes.

Step 6: Stir in diced tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and vegetable broth and, gently boil for approximately 15 minutes. Add grape tomatoes and spinach. Continue cooking for approximately 2 minutes.

Step 7: Season with oregano, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper, stir well, remove from heat, place lid on pot, and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

 

 

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 300

Sodium: 980mg – 41% DV

Fat: 5g – 8% DV

Protein: 13g – 25% DV

Carbs: 55g – 18% DV

Fiber: 14g – 56% DV

 

 

Recipe Credit Source:

https://www.yummly.co.uk/recipe/Vegan-Italian-Garbanzo-Bean-Soup-1873443