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Bowl of Manhattan Chickpea Chowder and Spoon, with Water Glass and Bunch of Parsley in the Background
Manhattan Chickpea Chowder
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
This vegan spin on Manhattan clam chowder is made with hearty chickpeas, potatoes and veggies simmered in a savory herbed tomato base.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 212 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5-6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 14 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small (½ pound) russet potato, diced
  • 1-2 tablespoons white miso paste, optional, but see my note
  • 1-2 tablespoons cayenne pepper hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil and place over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots, bell pepper, and garlic. Sauté for about 10 minutes, or until the veggies are tender. Add 5 cups of broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes and bay leaf. Stir to fully dissolve the tomato paste. Add chickpeas and potato. Raise heat to high and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 20-25 minutes. Add up to an additional cup of broth if desired.
  2. Remove the bay leaf and remove the pot from the heat. If you're using miso, ladle a bit of the broth into a small bowl and add the miso. Stir until the miso dissolves, then pour the mixture into the pot. Taste test and season with hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
Recipe Notes

The miso paste is totally optional, but it does add a nice savory flavor to the soup. If you do include miso, make sure to use a low-sodium vegetable broth -- otherwise the soup could easily get too salty.

Nutrition Facts
Manhattan Chickpea Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.9g8%
Saturated Fat 0.8g4%
Sodium 1306mg54%
Potassium 658mg19%
Carbohydrates 32.7g11%
Fiber 6.7g27%
Sugar 6.7g7%
Protein 10.5g21%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.