Chickpea Soup

By May 8, 2015Dinner

Chickpeas carry dense quantities of important nutrients and minerals like folate, iron and phosphorous. Try them out in this delicious soup.

Step 1
Sauté diced onions, butternut squash, celery, red peppers and garlic in ghee, salt, and herbs of choice.

Step 2
Rinse chickpeas (from can or crock pot cooked), add to vegetables. Add chicken or other stock. Option: add a small amount of honey and cayenne for a sweet and spicy flavor.

Serves: 6-8
Prep: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes

  • 15 ounces chick peas (canned or home-cooked)
  • 4 cups chicken or other stock
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup butternut squash, cubed
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 cup red peppers, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs ghee
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Other herbs as preferred


  • Jane says:

    Just started reintroducing some legumes after a year of keto ..this was delicious thank you. I didn’t have squash so added more celery and pepper.

    I really missed chickpeas!

  • Ellen Picone says:

    I plan to do the two week test after this week of emptying the pantry of the simple carbohydrates. I am predominately vegetarian preferring not to partake of animal flesh. Beef and pork are not meats I digest well and chicken I consume once a week. Eggs I will eat and tolerate almost daily. Is Tofu allowed? And what about processed vegan foods such as artichoke burgers? CHIKN burgers? I realize they cannot be consumed on the two week test but after?
    Ellen Picone

  • Andres says:

    Hi Ivan,

    All these recipes look delicious, however, I’m confused on this one along with the one about about lentil soup.

    Are these not beans and/or legumes? How are these different from beans or other grains that are not recommended?


    • Andres:

      Chickpea soup is not included under the “Two-Week Test” button under “Categories.” I just re-checked.

      The “Categories” menu on the right doesn’t describe which categories the recipe belongs to, but rather which categories it is possible to access.

      Specifically, beans, chickpeas, and legumes are not allowed For the Two-Week Test. However, they are a good staple of most healthy diets.

  • Cees Koeman says:

    Lovely recipes, thank you.
    My question is if pumpkin is allowed as a vegetable?
    roasted or cooked? this would make also a lovely soup.
    Also are you allowed to have unsweetened almond milk?

  • Maria says:

    They’re looks very appetizing.
    Thanks, Maria

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