Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe looks really good. It is from Dave Lieberman (Food Network). I recently took a cooking class from him and it was great. So I am trusting that this will be great too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic and onions and saute until onions are translucent (lower heat if browning starts to occur).
  3. Add spices and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, broth and sugar.
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Stir. Make sure chickpeas are covered with liquid. If needed, add a little more broth.
  7. Simmer gently for 45 minutes.
  8. Remove soup from heat.
  9. Use a potato masher to mash up some of the chickpeas.
  10. Stir in spinach and heat through.
  11. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Most Helpful

Really tasty flavours. DH really liked this as a light dinner along with a fresh salad and for breakfast!! I used less cayenne though per our preference. I used a unrefined extra virgin olive oil, the least amount of garlic cloves, a bit less cinnamon, a good canned plum tomatoes which I chopped up myself, Emirati Style Yellow Chicken Stock, sea salt, chopped frozen spinach nuggets and the rest. I will make this again and again.

UmmBinat July 03, 2010

Wonderful soup! I used 1tbls of oil, 1/2 ts of cayenne, 1/2 ts of brown sugar, and chopped spinach, but otherwise followed the recipe. For once I didn't add more garlic than called for: the amount is juuust right! ;-) Fabulous flavours - much thanks for a great recipe!

stormylee March 14, 2011

I too have this recipe via Dave Lieberman....I love it...a healthy, flavorful well rounded meal and you can use vegetable stock instead of chicken to make it totally vegetarian! Delicious...

sweetz chef February 15, 2011