RECIPE: Chickpea and Wild Beet Greens Soup

RECIPE: Chickpea and Wild Beet Greens Soup

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This soup originated in Morocco, the place residence cooks often use spinach. But I’ve tailored it to incorporate the ample wild beet greens that develop in my yard. It’s wealthy, satisfying, and vegan. Part of it’s allure is that the greens are added final to every bowl. This retains the greens’ taste contemporary.

chickpea and wild beet greens soup

Chickpea and Beet Greens Soup

A satisfying winter soup with chickpeas and beet greens
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped coarsely
  • 4 peeled garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper if appreciated, and extra to style
  • 2 cups crushed canned tomatoes
  • 4 cups canned chickpeas drained
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Salt and black pepper to style
  • 4 cups contemporary rinsed, drained and finely chopped wild or cultivated beet greens.


  • In a big pot, warmth the olive oil. Use medium warmth.
  • Add the onion, garlic, cinnamon, paprika, cumin and elective cayenne.
  • Cook, stirring often, till the onions wilt.
  • Add the tomatoes, chickpeas, broth, and sugar.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, then cut back warmth. Simmer, coated, 30-45 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Stir and style.
  • While the soup cooks, finely chop the beet greens.
  • Before serving, place equal quantities of chopped greens into 4 or 6 soup bowls. Ladle scorching soup on high.
  • Serve straight away
Keyword soup