Friday, January 17, 2014

Spinach & Chick Pea Soup



Welcome to the last day of Soup Week where I've saved the best for last. Well, at least this one was our favorite (3 out of 4 approved!). Not only does this soup contain a mere 6 ingredients (all of which I have on hand at all times), it can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less.


This Spinach & Chick Pea Soup was very flavorful and as an added bonus, is low in sugar, contains no saturated fats and is high in vitamins A, B6 and fiber. It's also a very filling soup, as is most recipes which contain legumes. If you'd like, sprinkle a little Pecorino Romano cheese on top...even better! ~Enjoy!


Spinach & Chick Pea Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes    Cook Time: 20 minutes      Servings: 4 (1 cup)
Ingredients
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 4 c. Fat Free Chicken Broth, divided
  • 1 tbsp. Chopped Fresh Basil
  • 1 Roma Tomato, diced
  • 2 c. Packed Baby Spinach
  • 1-15 (ounce) Can Chick Peas, rinsed and drained
Directions
  1. Add 1/4 cup of the chicken broth, garlic, basil, tomatoes and spinach to a large pot and saute for 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Stir in the chick peas and remaining chicken broth. Then using your immersion blender, pulse 4-5 times leaving some of the beans whole. 
  3. Bring the soup up to a boil over high heat; then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. 

Nutrition Facts per Serving
Calories 88, Carbs 11.1g, Fat 1.3g, Protein 6.4g, Fiber 3g, Sugar .4g
*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.

Here are some other soup recipes you may like to try! 



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4 comments:

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    1. Thanks Lauren, it was! I only made a small batch, but it was so good I'll be making it again real soon. Have a good weekend! xo

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  2. Carrie,
    This looks like the perfect soup to have when you're short on time--but long on pantry staples! Do you start with the garlic, or add it at the end?
    Thanks!

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    1. Good catch Kirsten! You add it in the beginning. I adjusted it above. :)

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