Garlic, Chickpea & Spinach Soup

"The garlic really stands out in this mild and creamy soup."
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  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and cook the garlic and onions until soft and golden.
  • Stir in the cumin and coriander and cook for one minute.
  • Add the stock and potatoes.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add chickpeas and simmer for another 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • Mix the cornflour, cream and tahini together.
  • Stir into the soup with the spinach.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to the boil, stirring and simmering for another 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with cayenne pepper before serving.

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  1. JustJanS
    Another great soup Friedel, come live at my house and cook me soup please! Had guests for lunch today and served this (doubled the recipe). Only change I made was to omit the cornstarch-I felt that with all the stuff in it, including the potatoes, it was naturally thick enough. It's just as Friedel say, subtle, garlicky, creamy, yummy!
  2. Degrassi
    I tried this tonight for dinner as I needed to use up some of the spinach from the garden. It was really good. Everyone liked it! I did make a few changes tho. I added 2 celery stalks, I left out the coriander, as I didn't have any, and I didn't add any double cream as I can't have dairy. Even without the cream the soup was very thick and "creamy". Definitely a keeper!
  3. SonnyHavens
    Double cream is heavy whipping cream in the U.S.
  4. Moyni
    I can't get enough of this soup! I have an empty soup bowl in front of me as I type (and that was my second helping).<br/><br/>I've just made it for about the fourth time. I have this recipe in a veggie cookbook but thought I'd see if it had made it up here to zaar (as I still think of this place) because I want to urge as many people as possible to try it.<br/><br/>The only thing I do to deviate from recipe as written is put in double the amount of potato.<br/><br/>Awesome!
  5. iva2471
    this is a wonderful soup!! Made it a few days ago and looking forward to making it again. I didn't have fresh spinach, used frozen one and added it with chickpeas. Thank you for the recipe!!


  1. Patty T.
    I use chicken broth instead of vegetable, my family loves this soup!
  2. tiemanntessa
    Delicious! My husband said, "Put this on your list to make again!" To reduce the fat content, I used skim milk instead of cream.
  3. Barefoot Beachcomber
    We loved it! I did use milk instead of cream. It looked devine and smelled even better. A tasty soup on a cold winter day!
  4. Miraklegirl
    This was very delicious! I left off the coriander because I didn't have any, and substituted milk for the cream to cut calories and fat. Oh- and I used sesame oil instead of the tahini. It was very flavourful and an excellent choice for lunch- filling and light at the same time. Thanks so much for this one!


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