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    Tuscan Chickpea Soup

    Total Time:

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    24 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    24 hrs

    Kanzeda's Note:

    I have tweaked this cooking light inspired vegetarian dish, just a little to boost flavor, added a few calories, but boy it really is worth it. I have adapted this recipe for the crockpot, but all you really need to do for stove top is cook the chickpeas completely before starting and simmer the soup for 30 minutes.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Soak dried garbanzo beans in water to cover overnight.
    2. 2
      Rinse and inspect the beans and set aside.
    3. 3
      In a skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the garlic and onion and cook of 10 minutes stirring frequently.
    4. 4
      Put the onion mixture, garbanzo beans, and next 5 ingredients in your crockpot.
    5. 5
      Simmer in the crockpot for 2 to 4 hours.
    6. 6
      (I will start this on low in the morning, and turn up the heat when I come home for lunch).
    7. 7
      To make the soup thicker, blend 4 cups of the soup in a blender, 1 cup at a time (very carefully, this is hot soup!) then place all 4 cups back into the soup.
    8. 8
      Stir in the balsamic vinegar and let the soup simmer another 15 minutes.
    9. 9
      (this is the perfect time to throw together a salad).
    10. 10
      Place the soup in bowls (1 1/2 cups for 6 servings) and sprinkle with parmesan (1 tbs).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 16, 2011

      35

      The main flavors go well enough together but we really didn't care for the texture. We had a real disconnect with the "onions and chickpeas in water" type of texture, either pureed or whole. Also, is the 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar an error? 3 teaspoons would have been plenty it seems. The vinegar taste overtook all other flavors (besides the onions a bit), and it was way way too much for all of us. The consensus here is that I probably won't make this again, but the leftovers will get eaten with some crusty bread. It was super simple and budget friendly though. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on February 17, 2010

      55

      Easy, delicious. I blend all the soup and it has a lovely texture.

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    • on February 08, 2009

      35

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    Nutritional Facts for Tuscan Chickpea Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (310 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 421.5
     
    Calories from Fat 106
    25%
    Total Fat 11.8 g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 6.2 mg
    2%
    Sodium 139.9 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 61.3 g
    20%
    Dietary Fiber 16.4 g
    65%
    Sugars 14.3 g
    57%
    Protein 20.3 g
    40%

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