Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
- 2 tablespoons safflower oil
- 2 carrots, grated
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 medium onion, chop fine (1/2 c)
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinse, drain
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1⁄3 cup tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cumin, Ground
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme leaves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon powdered turmeric
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- toasted sesame seeds, minced scallions, finely chopped tomatoes (optional) or herbed garlic-flavored croutons (optional)
- In 4-5 quart saucepan, heat oil.
- Add carrots, garlic, and onion; cook until tender.
- Set aside.
- Meanwhile, in food processor, puree chickpeas, 1 cup of vegetable stock, tahini, and lemon juice.
- Stir pureed mixture into saucepan.
- Add remaining ingredients including vegetable stock.
- Cover and cook for 5 minutes to heat through.
- Top with garnish if desired.
- •VARIATIONS: Substitute olive oil for safflower oil.
I did this exactly as written. Superb! I garnished it w/ fresh parsley and coarsly chopped sesame crackers. Thanks for finding this recipe and posting it :O)
This was a great soup! I fused a few things from your very similar Garlic, Chickpea & Spinach Soup - adding potatoes, ground coriander and a little less tahini (3 or 4 tablespoons). I did not puree this, added half of the pepper, and a generous amount of parsley to top it. I was surprised that the tahini tasted very similar to the soups I have made using peanut butter, which I really like. Thanks for this different spin on a soup, we really enjoyed it!
The first time I made this - I only rated it a 3. But it was good enough to try again. The second time I grated the carrots with the little holes on my grater and I doubled up the cayenne pepper. 2nd time I didn't have tahini so I used peanut butter - 2nd time I also just used about 2 cups of prepared hummus in place of the chickpeas and 1 cup vegetable stock. Delicious! With these changes this is my 2nd favorite new soup to make... my first is African peanut soup - very similar - but very different. Thank you Sackville.