Chickpea Soup

Enjoy the perfect balance of comforting flavors with our delightful Chickpea Soup recipe. Packed with nutritious ingredients and rich flavors, this soup is a bowl of warmth that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.

Top view photo of a white soup bowl filled with Chickpea Soup. There is a spoon in the bowl and it is ready to enjoy.

Why This Chickpea Soup Recipe is So Good

  • Chickpeas are the Star Ingredient – The chickpeas in this dish bring a delightful creaminess and nutty flavor to the soup. They are also a good source of protein and fiber, which makes this soup not only satisfying but nutritious as well.
  • Harmonious Medley of Flavors – The combination of aromatic onions, tender carrots, celery, and potatoes creates a robust and balanced base. Add in the tomatoes for a hint of acidity and sweetness for a broth that beautifully complements the earthy chickpeas.
  • Vegan and Allergy-Friendly – With just a few whole ingredients, this soup comes together in under an hour, with little prep time. It’s naturally vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free, so it can be enjoyed by all!
  • Easily Double For Large Gatherings or Meal Prep – This is a great recipe to make for large gatherings or if you need healthy meals prepped for the week that can then be saved in the freezer. Another great simple recipe to double is 3 Ingredient Potato Soup. We hope you give it a try.

Tips and Tricks for Making Chickpea Soup

  • Customize the Seasonings: While the recipe already includes a variety of dried herbs, including paprika, dried rosemary, and dried thyme, feel free to add your own personal touch. Experiment with spices like cumin, chili powder, or turmeric to add an extra layer of flavor that suits your taste preferences.
  • Add Leafy Greens: Consider incorporating some leafy greens into your Chickpea Soup for added nutrition and vibrant color. Chopped spinach, kale, or Swiss chard can be added towards the end of the cooking process and simmered until wilted.
  • Finish with Fresh Herbs: Just before serving, sprinkle some fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, or basil on top of each bowl for a burst of freshness.
  • Make it Creamier: If you prefer a creamier texture, use an immersion blender or a countertop blender to partially puree a portion of the soup and mix it back into until incorporated. This technique will create a thicker consistency while still maintaining the chunky texture of the chickpeas and vegetables.
  • Allow for Flavor Development: Like many soups, Chickpea Soup tastes even better the next day as the flavors have had time to meld together. Try making it ahead of time and allowing it to rest in the refrigerator overnight for an even more robust taste.
  • Storage Tips: Store leftover Chickpea Soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply warm the soup in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through.
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Chickpea Soup

Closeup photo of Chickpea Soup in a white bowl. There is a silver spoon scooping up a spoonful.
Enjoy the perfect balance of comforting flavors with our delightful Chickpea Soup recipe. Packed with nutritious ingredients and rich flavors, this soup is a bowl of warmth that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Serving Size 4 -6 servings


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 stick celery diced
  • 1 large carrot diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 large white baking potato peeled and diced into approx. 1” chunks
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1, 15 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 2, 15 oz cans chickpeas drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Gather your ingredients and heat the oil in a large soup pot. Add the onion, celery, and carrot and fry for 6-8 minutes until softened, then add the garlic and fry for another minute.
    Top view photo of a stockpot with carrots, onions, and celery in the pan and cooking until tender.
  • Add the paprika, rosemary, and thyme and stir well, cooking for another 2 minutes.
    Top view photo of a stockpot with paprika, rosemary, and thyme added to the base of chickpea soup.
  • Add the potato, stock, chopped tomatoes, chickpeas, and some salt and pepper to taste. Stir, bring to a boil then leave to simmer for 45 minutes.
    To view photo of a stockpot with all the ingredients to make Chickpea Soup added in and ready to cook for 55 minutes.


  • Top the soup with some fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro if desired.
  • The soup is great served with crusty bread, rice, or a fresh green side salad.
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