Leblabi ( Tunisian Chickpea Soup)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by EdsGirlAngie

After all the excesses of the holidays, this is such a nice, light and brothy soup to turn to. It has all of my favorites, including lemon, cilantro, garlic and chickpeas, and it has a surprise taste of caraway. Plus, it goes together in about a half-hour (unless you want to make it from scratch with dried beans). Serve with crispy croutons.

Top Review by Leahs Kitchen

Very good simple soup with a surprising amount of flavor to it. We had it for lunch along with salad and Challah. The caraway, herbs and lemon all compliment each other very well. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan or soup pot, saute the garlic and jalapenos in the olive oil until garlic is lightly golden.
  2. Add the caraway and oregano and stir in for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the chickpeas, broth and water; simmer together over medium heat for about 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in the lemon juice and cilantro, season to taste with salt and pepper (I like lots of black pepper); simmer for 5 more minutes and serve topped with croutons.

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