Recipe by nkoprince08
I found this recipe in a cooking light magazine and thought it tasted great and was very simple to make. The only part that didn't work so well was getting my dumplings to cook as there wasn't a whole lot of liquid left after adding the beans and tomatoes. So, I am going to try adding just a little more vegetable broth or water next time so that my dumplings cook up better. I just really like the taste of this soup.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (garbanzo beans)
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1⁄3 cup masa harina or 1⁄3 cup cornmeal
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons hot water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup queso fresco or 1⁄4 cup cheddar cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- To prepare soup, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a dutch oven over medium-high heat.
- Add onion; saute 3 minutes or until tender.
- Add chili powder and garlic; saute 30 seconds.
- Add broth and next 6 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
- To prepare dumplings, combine masa harina or cornmeal and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a bowl.
- Add 3 tablespoons hot water and 1 teaspoon oil; stir until a soft dough forms (dough will be dry).
- Divide dough into 24 pieces, shaping each into a ball. Add dumplings to soup; cook, uncovered, 3 minutes or until dumplings float.
- Stir in cilantro and juice.
- Ladle 1 cup soup into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon queso fresco.