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    North African Vegetable Soup With Chickpeas

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    1 hrs

    20 mins

    40 mins

    MarissaB's Note:

    Feel free to experiment with your own combinations of vegetables and spices in this. I like it with the quantities as described below, but this is an easy-to-tweak recipe, and it's fun to play with different flavors. Get creative!

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    1. 1
      Bring water, chickpeas, and cinnamon stick to boil in a 6-quart stockpot. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until cinnamon stick uncurls.
    2. 2
      While chickpeas simmer, heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, chili, onions, and carrots. Saute, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, or until onions begin to soften.
    3. 3
      When the cinnamon stick uncurls, transfer sauteed vegetables to the stockpot along with sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and turmeric. Simmer covered for 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes and cauliflower are tender.
    4. 4
      Add the mustard greens and continue to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until bright green. Stir in the basil and salt. Adjust the seasonings if desired.
    5. 5
      Ladle hot soup into bowls and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 26, 2009


      This was a really good soup. I ended up using more vegetables than called for, so added more spices, like Madras Curry Powder and ground coriander. I also used broth and left out the salt. Topped it with lemon, peanuts and cilantro, which rounded it out nicely.

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    Nutritional Facts for North African Vegetable Soup With Chickpeas

    Serving Size: 1 (419 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 201.0
    Calories from Fat 30
    Total Fat 3.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 688.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.0 g
    Sugars 5.2 g
    Protein 6.9 g

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