Recipe by Mindelicious
From Vitamix but directions are adapted for use without one. If your not using a Vitamix then chop your basil & parsley a bit before adding. YUMMY!!
Top Review by Annacia
This is a recipe that proves that a few simple ingredients can shine with wonderful flavor. I do have a Vita Mix but didn't use it (or any blender) because I really prefer chunky soups to puree's. Even DH went back for seconds and gave me 5 fingers up. I can't think of a single thing that I would change about. Pureed or chunky the choice is yours and taste wise you'll be a winner either way
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 4 cups vegetable broth or 4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 (14 ounce) can chopped tomatoes, with juice (1/2 reserved)
- 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed (1/2 reserved)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh basil leaves (reserved) or 2 teaspoons dried basil (reserved)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley (reserved)
- 1⁄8 cup extra virgin olive oil (reserved)
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
Directions See How It's Made
- Add first 4 ingredients and half the tomatoes & chickpeas to a pot and bring to light boil.
- Blend with hand blender or regular blender and place back onto stove top.
- Stir in the reserved ingredients and cook until thoroughly heated. Enjoy!
- **Vitamix directions: Place all ingredients, except the reserved ingredients, into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 6-7 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
- Reduce speed to Variable 4 and remove the lid plug. Add the remaining reserved ingredients through the lid plug opening. Blend for an additional 10 seconds.