Moroccan Spiced Chickpea SoupFrom twohot 2 years ago
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish shopping list
- 1 large onion, medium diced shopping list
- 6 to 8 cloves garlic, pressed shopping list
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon shopping list
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin shopping list
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper shopping list
- 1 heaping teaspoon sweet paprika shopping list
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can chopped tomatoes shopping list
- 3 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed well shopping list
- 1 quart vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth shopping list
- 1 teaspoon sugar shopping list
- kosher salt shopping list
- Freshly ground black pepper shopping list
- 1 (5-ounce) package pre-washed baby spinach shopping list
How to make it
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until the onions begin to turn translucent; lower heat if browning starts to occur. Add spices and saute a minute or so. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, broth, and sugar. Season with a couple pinches of salt and 10 grinds fresh pepper. Stir well. Chickpeas should be just covered with liquid. If level is shy, add some water so the chickpeas are just covered.
- Bring to a simmer, then lower heat to low and gently simmer for 45 minutes.
- Remove soup from heat. Use a potato masher to mash up some of the chickpeas right in the pot. Stir in the spinach and let heat through until wilted, just a couple minutes.
- Season again, to taste, with salt and pepper.
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