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Carrot, Ginger, and Chickpea Soup

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Carrot and ginger soup is one of my favorite soups.  I wanted to do a little twist by adding chickpeas which are high in protein and add texture, and by adding my go to curry and turmeric.  The spices add warmth and a little kick. It is a comforting and warm soup on this dreary and rainy Seattle day.  It’s just what I needed today.

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Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon ginger, minced

2 cups carrots, peeled and diced

1 can chickpeas, drained or 2 cups cooked and cooled

2 teaspoons curry

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups vegetable stock or water

Directions:

Heat a large pot on medium heat.  Add oil.

Add onions, garlic, and ginger.

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Stir and saute for 3-5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and the garlic and ginger are fragrant.

Add the carrots.  Stir and cook until the carrots begin to soften, 3-5 minutes.

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Add the chickpeas.  Stir well to combine.

Add the curry, turmeric, cumin, and salt.

Stir well.  Add the vegetable stock or water.

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Stir well to combine.  Taste and adjust the seasonings.

Bring to a boil.

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Turn the heat down to low and cover.  Cook for 20-25 minutes.

Take off the heat and blend some of the soup with a hand blender to keep some of the texture.

Or, if you prefer a smoother soup, you can pour it into your blender and puree it.

It just depends on your taste.

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12 thoughts on “Carrot, Ginger, and Chickpea Soup

  1. Mulu, how many people would this feed? Would I double it for four people? Thank you! I hope you are well and had the day as a holiday. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. Love from Anacortes,Susan

    Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:36:06 +0000 To: idahosusanfriedrich@hotmail.com

    • Susan, this recipe can serve four people. Especially, if you serve gluten free bread or rolls and a salad with it. I usually get about 4-5 meals out of my soups.

      You are very welcome. I am glad that you like my recipes.
      Mulu

  2. This soup looks fantastic. Can’t wait to make it and share with my family!

    • Hi Fata,
      Let me know how the soup turned out. I am excited that you like my recipes.
      Please let me know if there is something in particular that you are interested in making.

      Good luck on your wheat free journey!
      Mulu

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