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Total Time
1hr
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my twist on a peasant-style soup.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 12 cups canned tomatoes, diced and undrained
  • 19 ounces chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach, stems removed, chopped
  • 3 cups herbed croutons (or your choice flavor)
  • 14 teaspoon saffron (different tasting soup without it)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Heat large non-stick skillet. Remove from heat and spray with cooking oil.
  2. Return to medium heat.
  3. Add onion and garlic, cooking until onion is soft. Don't let garlic burn!
  4. Add croutons and cook until golden, tossing gently.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Put broth into large pot and heat slowly.
  7. Into blender, place 1/2 of croutons and 1/2 cup tomatoes. Pulse until coarsely ground and add to broth. Repeat with remaining croutons and 1/2 cup tomatoes.
  8. Add rest of tomatoes, spinach, chickpeas and saffron. Cook, stirring occasionally until heated through.