Tomato Chickpea Soup

T'is the season for soup! We can’t deny that a warm & nourishing bowl of soup, if made with the right ingredients, will leave both your taste buds and belly satisfied! Best thing about this one is that it’s super easy to prep. Only 20 minutes and on the table!

It would be wonderful if you could make soup a staple in your weekly meal planning. A bowl is always packed with vitamins, minerals, and is hydrating. Serve a small bowl with your dinner or a bigger bowl accompanied by a salad for lunch! Don’t forget soup freezes beautifully and is so nice to have as a back up to pull out of the freezer on a busy day :)

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes

Submitted By: Lesley Levinski

Ingredients: 

  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • 3 celery sticks – chopped
  • 2 carrot sticks – chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic – chopped
  • 1 fresh lemon- juiced
  • 1 tbsp oil (coconut, or butter)
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth  (add 2 more cups if you want more watery)
  • 1  can of chickpeas (drained or rinsed)
  • 3 cups of spinach (or kale or a combo of both) – stems removed 
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Optional Ingredients: 

Any other vegetable, such as greens of leeks or green onion, swiss chard, collards, mustard greens, or cilantro.  

Directions: 

In a large pot saute the onions, celery, carrots, & garlic in the oil.  Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, and spices.  Boil approx 8-10  minutes.  Add the chickpeas, spinach/kale & salt.  Heat another few minutes, add grated lemon zest, stir and just before serving, sprinkle the lemon zest and a squeeze of fresh lemon!  

Recipe Notes: Enjoy this easy to make pot of pure goodness!! 

Fitness Studio in Ottawa Valley, Deep River
By
Lesley Levinski

Lesley is the Owner and Fitness Instructor Specialist for Baila Studio Fitness. Her passion for teaching classes grows with each year of experience. She loves seeking out new trends in the fitness industry and is always working on getting trained in new areas and new certifications.

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