Hearty Garbanzo Soup
I personally like to beef up my dishes with beans, lentils, quinoa, barley and my old reliable garbanzo beans. I keep my pantry stocked with garbanzo beans to add to my salads, soups, purees and to stuff my chiles with. This hearty soup features garbanzo beans as the main protein, but they also help to add texture and thicken the broth.
Pasta adds another layer of texture while adding a boost of comfort to this soup. Mexican style diced tomatoes with green chiles add a burst of freshness with a hint of spice. This is a pantry friendly soup that I often make when my morning has slipped by and it’s suddenly dinner time. Some days I might add a few chopped carrots or a few stalks of celery to the mix, but I always, always make a double batch. The family is content and I am set for lunch the next day.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (15 oz) Mexican style diced tomatoes with green chiles
- 1 (15 oz ) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- ½ cup elbow macaroni, uncooked, gluten free - optional
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- ¼ cup cilantro, washed
- In a dutch oven heat oil over medium high heat. Add onions, oregano, cumin and sauté until onions are tender and translucent about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and continue to sauté additional minute. Add chickpeas stir to combine and heat through.
- With the back of the spoon lightly mash half of the chickpeas to help thicken soup. Add diced tomatoes, broth and bring to a boil. When soup reaches boil add pasta, salt, pepper, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Taste, adjust seasoning, add cilantro and serve warm.
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