• Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 6-8 servings

Rustic Vegetable Chickpea Soup

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Category: Healthy Recipes, Holiday, Soups, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 quart vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 tablespoon fresh, minced)
  • 1 cup small pasta
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained (or about 2 cups cooked chickpeas)
  • 1 bunch swiss chard, stems and leaves separated, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Generous pinch red chili flakes, plus more for serving (optional)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, plus more for serving (optional)
  • Freshly grated parmesan for serving (optional)


1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, celery and carrot and saute until softened, but not browned (reduce heat if they start browning), about 7 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste, then add diced tomatoes, stock and dried oregano. Bring to a boil.

2. Stir in pasta, chickpeas and swiss chard stems; simmer until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes. Add swiss chard leaves, and stir until wilted, about 1 minute. Add salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste. Stir in parsley just before serving, and top individual bowls with more parsley, chili flakes and parmesan, if desired.

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