Important Update: Calorie Count will be shutting down on March 15th. Please click here to read the announcement. Data export is available.

Spinach and Chickpea Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Spinach and Chickpea soup recipe? Learn how to make Spinach and Chickpea soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by salomeh

Makes 8 servings



Good soup for lunches-not sure why this analyzer has the calorie count so high-it is 314 on the web site I got the recipe from.

Recipe Ingredients for Spinach and Chickpea soup

4 cups chickpeas, (2 cans or about 1 pound of dried if you are using them)
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 large yellow onions, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and coparsely chopped (I like Yukon gold)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley , minced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro , minced
1 teaspoon dried marjoram , crumbled
4 cups chicken broth, (preferably homemade and unsalted)
3/4 lb spinach, (either frozen chopped or fresh baby spinach with stems removed and chopped)
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh (add one and taste-you may like less than the whole two spoonsful)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt (or to taste), coarse
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper (or to taste)

Recipe Directions for Spinach and Chickpea soup

  1. Stir fry the garlic and onions in 3 tablespoons of oil in a large, heavy saucepan until translucent.

  2. Add the potatoes and stir fry another 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Add the herbs and allow them to meloow over low heat for about 12 minutes.

  4. Add the broth, raise the heat and bring the soup to a gentle simmer, add the chickpeas, cover and cook slowly for about one hour or until everything is soft.

  5. If you like your soup to have texture, ladle out a cup or so of chick peas; if you prefer it mostly smooth, don't.

  6. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until it is as smooth as you like.

  7. Add in the spinach, the reserved chickpeas(if you reserved them) and simmer twenty to thirty minutes--until the flavors are blended.

  8. Now stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and serve, hot, with crusty bread.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 379.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
457
Calories from Fat
63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.0g
11%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
881mg
37%
Potassium
1531mg
44%
Total Carbohydrates
77.5g
26%
Dietary Fiber
20.5g
82%
Sugars
14.0g
Protein
24.4g
Vitamin A 83% Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 17% Iron 45%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Very high in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •  
    Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement