ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Tuscan Chickpea Soup

Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 6 servings
Garlic, rosemary, balsamic vinegar, and Parmesan cheese deliver authentic Mediterranean flavors in this hearty main dish soup recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 (15 1/2-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 373
  • caloriesfromfat 22 %
  • fat 9.1 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 4.5 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 15 g
  • carbohydrate 59.7 g
  • fiber 11.4 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 3.7 mg
  • sodium 955 mg
  • calcium 197 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the water and the next 5 ingredients (water through tomatoes), and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.

  2. Place 2 cups soup in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Pour the pureed soup into a bowl. Repeat procedure with 2 cups soup. Return all pureed soup to pan. Stir in the vinegar, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Spoon 1 1/2 cups soup into each of 6 bowls; sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.