Soup recipe

Currently: September 2022

September! I feel like September is a turning point in the year. Many kids go back to school, the weather begins to transition, and if you’re like me, you start thinking about the holidays! Yes, it’s true. I have been scouting out Christmas gifts for my nieces and nephews already 🙈

Back to here and now, though! This post is all about what’s current for my life this month. As always, join me in the comments and share what you’re up to this month 😊

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Chickpea Soup

It has been a long time since I last shared a recipe. Probably a few years. This soup is too good not to share, though! I found the recipe in a Rachael Ray magazine and have adapted it over time, making it my own.

Chickpea Soup

Jimmy and I recently had my father-in-law over for dinner and he kept raving about this soup. He’s a meat and potatoes kind of guy, so I took it as a compliment. He even said the soup tasted like it should be in a restaurant.

It’s certainly not the most beautiful soup, but the combination of rosemary, tomatoes, and chickpeas give it a lovely rustic Italian taste. It it easily my favorite soup, and I make it regularly.

Chickpea Soup 1

Chickpea Soup (adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine)

3 tablespoons olive oil
3 carrots, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
4 celery ribs, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch of kale, stems removed and chopped
3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 Tbs dried)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 cans (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil on medium heat and add the carrots, onion, celery, garlic, kale, rosemary, and crushed red pepper. Sauté until tender, 8-10 minutes.
2. Stir in the broth, chickpeas, and tomatoes. Puree the soup until coarse in a food processor or with an immersion blender.
3. Return to pot and simmer for at least 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy.