Chickpea / Garbanzo Bean and Mint Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

Thick and warming this unusual mint-laced soup is a real winner especially if served with toasted pita and hummus to dip it in!


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and fry the garlic, onion and celery for 4-5 minutes. Add the chickpeas to the pan and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  2. Now add the finely chopped mint, stirring well, and then pour over the vegetable broth and tahini. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Most Helpful

I'm not sure what happened. maybe my mint wasn't fresh enough? maybe it was because i didn't have a full ounce (closer to 1/2 oz)? this just didn't do it for me. i tried pureeing it some. it also took quite a bit of salt. i also added a bit of cayenne. i might try this again with more fresher mint. thank you for posting!

Elmotoo January 01, 2012