Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a nice flavorful, hearty soup. The shavings of good parmesan definately add a nice finishing touch. [The Naked Chef]


  1. Rinse the soaked chickpeas, and cook with the potato until tender.
  2. Remove the outer skin of the leeks, slice lengthwise from the root up, wash carefully, and slice finely.
  3. Warm a thick-bottomed pan. Add the oil and butter Add the leeks and garlic to the pan, and cook gently with a pinch of salt until tender.
  4. Add the drained chickpeas and potato, and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add 2/3 of the stock, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Puree about half the soup in a food processor, and then return to the pot.
  7. Thin with the remaining stock to the desired consistency. Sprinkle with parmesan shavings, drizzle with olive oil, and grind on black pepper to taste.