Herbed Tomato and Chickpea Soup

"A flavourful vegetarian soup. Filling and nourishing and very tasty."
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  • Heat butter or olive oil over medium heat and saute garlic, onions and carrot until translucent; add pepper, herbs and tomatoes and bring to boil (note: I puree my tomatoes in the blender, but you can use them whole and break them up as they cook for more texture); reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, breaking up tomatoes as they cook; mix in chickpeas and broth; taste and adjust seasoning; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes to blend flavours; add more broth or water to thin, if necessary; serve with a sprinkle of dried, crumbled basil.

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  1. This was such yummy soup, and so easy. I love chickpeas and I love tomatoes, and the herbs just add that extra bit. I also gave it an extra bit-some Tabasco.
  2. Lovely and easy soup! I only used 2 ts of butter to cut down calories (and Points!) and while I do realize it will also affect the taste, I think it worked fine. I also added a bit of chili sauce for a bit of heat! This will definitely become a lunch staple for me. Thanks for sharing Evelyn! :-)
  3. Thanks for a fast, easy, delicious soup w/ two of my favorite things-tomatoes & garbanzos! Used fresh Lemon Boy yellow tomatoes from my garden, which I had already grilled whole on the barbeque along with peppers for another recipe. Lovely to eat and to present at table. Thanks, I'll be making this often!
  4. Very good and fast, and only 3 weight watchers points. I used canned garbanzos and fresh rosemary.
  5. Absolutely delicious! Garbanzos and tomato go so well together. I used canned beans. I used oregano instead of rosemary because I didn't have any. Perfect amount of herbs-not overpowering. Will definitely make this again!


  1. This soup is easy and tasty and too! I substituted fresh basil for the dried one. A keeper for sure.


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