Chickpea Vegetable Soup With Parmesan and Rosemary

"This recipe uses dried garbanzo beans (or chick peas), but you could just as easily use a couple of cans if you like. Just be sure to rinse and drain them to remove some of the sodium of the canned beans and reduce the cooking time. Adapted from a recipe of Melissa Clark, NY Times Food Editor."
photo by a user photo by a user
Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • Insert the pointy end of the clove into the onion, then place in a large pot with the chickpeas, rosemary sprig, garlic, bay leaves, olive oil, salt and cheese rind; add 5 cups water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover, simmer until chickpeas are tender, about 1 hour.
  • Add the tomatoes, carrots, and celery; cover loosely, then simmer until vegetables are soft, about 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the chopped rosemary, grated Parmesan, lemon zest and pepper.
  • Ladle soup into individual serving bowls, sprinkling the Parmesan mixture on top of each.

Questions & Replies

default avatar
Got a question? Share it with the community!


Have any thoughts about this recipe? Share it with the community!


<p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>We may live without poetry, music and art;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We may live without conscience and live without heart;</p> <p>We may live without friends; we may live without books,</p> <p>But civilized man cannot live without cooks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>He may live without books -- what is knowledge but grieving?</p> <p>He may live without hope-- what is hope but deceiving?</p> <p>He may live without love -- what is passion but pining?</p> <p>But where is the man that can live without dining?</p> <p>-- Owen Meredith</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I'm an all-American original, having lived in Hawaii, New York, Texas, South Carolina, and Miami. &nbsp;I also served 7 years in the US Army. &nbsp;My husband is from Bogota, Colombia and has also lived in the former Soviet Union. &nbsp;But now we are both in NY.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Tomasi enjoyes a bath!</p> <p><br /><a href=;current=tomas.jpg target=_blank><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket /></a> <br />&nbsp;<br />Some of my recipes:</p> <p> <object width=480 height=360 data= type=application/x-shockwave-flash> <param name=data value= /> <param name=src value= /> <param name=wmode value=transparent /> </object> <a href= target=_blank><img src= alt=/ /></a><a href= target=_blank><img src= alt=/ /></a> <br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />I also have the genealogy bug!&nbsp; I've been tracing my roots for at least 10 years.&nbsp; One branch came to America just after the Mayflower in the early 1600s.&nbsp; Others came in the early 1700s, late 1890s.&nbsp; So, my American roots run pretty deep and I am deeply patriotic.&nbsp; Just wish someone had thought to same me some land!</p>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes