Spicy Garbanzo Soup

"Quick and easy. Make it as spicy as you like!"
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  • In a large saucepan, heat oil. Saute the onion, red pepper, garlic and jalepeno (if using it) for several minutes until tender.
  • Add cumin, cayenne, and cilantro; stir and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add broth, garbanzos, corn, and tomatoes. Heat to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer on low for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve in bowls and dallop with some sour cream, if desired.

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  1. mandabears
    i lost this recipe, i had printed it and dh tossed it in the trash. we loved it and i was upset could i could not re-find it. it is super and easy and delicious. i made it in the crock pot, did not use the red pepper, personal issues with bell peppers, but used a can of ro-tel HOT instead of the jalapeno and the bell pepper. great recipe. it is now in at least 5 of my cooksbooks.
  2. groovyrooby
    can i just say how much i love this recipe? it is deceptively simple, easy to make, using ingredients i have on hand, and packs SO much flavor! husband requested it yet again this week. we enjoy for dinner one night & pack it for lunches the rest of the week. with some sliced avocado & tortilla chips, it makes a very satisfying lunch.
  3. patty n.
    this is a favorite in our house. We add Portuguese sausage slices. I made it once when I only had a few things in the house and didn't want to go to the store, hoping it would be OK, but it surpassed my expectations. I send people here for this recipe all the time. It's just that good!
  4. FoodLover
    This is a great and easy soup! For my own flavor I added some cooked chicken and andouille sausage. Wow, did that turn out super. Cooked it in the crockpot for 8 hours on low. Super meal. I'll make it again for sure!
  5. Mamma Mia Mamma Mia
    Wonderful! I had other vegetables to use up so I threw in a zucchini squash and some carrots too. Added a bit more broth. Served with a dollop of fat free greek yogurt. Delicious!!!


    This soup was delicious and super quick to prepare. My husband said it reminds him of pozole but with garbanzo beans instead of hominy. I used fresh garlic from the farmers' market, fresh toms, and added sliced jalapeno on the side (so Tasty could eat this soup, too.) Two cups corn? Is that right? I only used a heaping half cup of corn. I don't care for cilantro overly cooked. However, I garnished the top of the servings with a special variety of cilantro called 'delfino' which I bought at the plant nursery today'. All in all, a good soup and I look forward to making it again, perhaps using a crock pot. Thank you, *Parsley*! cg Reviewed for ZWT 2009.



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