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Morroccan chickpea soupMorroccan Chickpea Soup is a tasty and delicious vegetarian and vegan soup with basic ingredients that are gluten free. This soup is hearty and healthy, full of flavour and plant protein, and only takes 20 minutes to make. It will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) knows which herbs and foods can bring back life to a weakened organ or meridian. Balance is the key to health. Chickpeas can benefit the pancreas, stomach and heart.

Chickpeas may be helpful for symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath and a pale face which indicate a Qi Energy deficiency (depleted energy and vitality) and an imbalance of the spleen. The spleen is important for digestion and therefore plays a vital role in the production of Qi energy. Chickpeas are a useful food choice.

Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are easy to digest, build up digestive strength, are warming and nourishing. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients, are a good source of zinc and folate, low in fat, and full of fibre which is ideal for gut health. Chickpeas are a neutral food which are suitable for any TCM body type.

The tomato based broth is good for the spleen and stomach, and aids digestion. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which is an antioxidant.

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Morroccan chickpea soup
Morroccan chickpea soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Morroccan chickpea soup
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then fry the onion and celery gently for 10 minutes until softened, stirring frequently. Tip in the cumin (reduce cumin if having hot flushes) and fry for another min.
  2. Turn up the heat, and then add the stock, tomatoes and chickpeas, plus a good grind of black pepper. Simmer for 8 minutes.
  3. Throw in broad beans and lemon juice, cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Season to taste, then top with a sprinkling of lemon zest and chopped herbs. Serve with flatbread.
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