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Bowl of Chickpea Soup with Parsley on Top
Moroccan-Inspired Chickpea Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This chickpea soup is incredibly easy to make with just a handful of ingredients! Comforting, loaded with flavor, and hearty enough for a meal, this crave-worthy soup can be on the table in just over 30 minutes!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Moroccan
Keyword: easy soup recipe, healthy soup recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 338 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 (14 ounce or 400 gram) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon harissa paste (or to taste)
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro, for serving
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with the oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. Give the oil a minute to heat up, then add the onion. Sweat the onion for about 5 minutes, stirring it occasionally, until it becomes soft and translucent.

  3. Stir in the garlic, cumin, paprika, and cinnamon. Sauté everything with the onion for about 1 minute, until very fragrant.

  4. Stir in the broth, chickpeas, and tomato paste. Raise the heat and bring the mixture to a boil.

  5. Lower the heat and let the mixture simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes, until the chickpeas soften up a bit. You can add a bit of water if the liquid reduces too much.

  6. Remove the pot from heat.

  7. Blend about half of the soup, either using an immersion blender, or by carefully transferring it to a food processor or blender, then returning it to the pot.

  8. Season the soup with lemon juice, harissa paste, salt, and pepper to taste. You can also place the pot back on the burner to reheat the soup if it has cooled down too much.

  9. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with cilantro or parsley, if desired, and serve.

Recipe Notes

*If using chickpeas that you've cooked yourself, you'll need 6 cups.

Nutrition Facts
Moroccan-Inspired Chickpea Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.4g8%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Sodium 1021mg43%
Potassium 526mg15%
Carbohydrates 58.4g19%
Fiber 11.5g46%
Sugar 3.5g4%
Protein 12.6g25%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.