Meat-free vegetable broth for serving over couscous, also good on its own. Eggs can be added according to the number of people being served.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Chop all the vegetables into medium chunks.

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  • Heat the oil in a heavy pan, and saute the vegetables together with the salt, pepper, and hot sauce for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Add water, garbanzo beans, coriander, turmeric, and bouillon cube. Bring soup to the boil. Wash the eggs thoroughly, and add to the pan. Turn down the heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

  • Remove eggs, now hard-cooked; peel, slice, and add to the soup. Simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes. Serve over steamed couscous.

Nutrition Facts

376.7 calories; 11.7 g protein; 43.8 g carbohydrates; 124 mg cholesterol; 1151.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2009
This is a great recipe! I only rated it four stars because I made some changes (but I'll try it as written next time): I didn't have fresh cilantro so I used fresh parsley and mint instead I added some minced garlic and canned tomatoes and it still turned out delicious. Oh and I used ground cumin and hot Paprika because I didn't have turmeric. I will make this often both with couscous and without. Thanks for sharing! UPDATE: I have made this soup quite often now with varying ingredients (whatever I had on hand) and I really really love this recipe. It's very versatile and turns out delicious even if you substitute with whatever you have in your fridge/pantry/garden just don't omit the hot sauce and the garbanzo beans. Bottom line: I changed my rating to five stars. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2015
Very bland Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2009
This is a great recipe! I only rated it four stars because I made some changes (but I'll try it as written next time): I didn't have fresh cilantro so I used fresh parsley and mint instead I added some minced garlic and canned tomatoes and it still turned out delicious. Oh and I used ground cumin and hot Paprika because I didn't have turmeric. I will make this often both with couscous and without. Thanks for sharing! UPDATE: I have made this soup quite often now with varying ingredients (whatever I had on hand) and I really really love this recipe. It's very versatile and turns out delicious even if you substitute with whatever you have in your fridge/pantry/garden just don't omit the hot sauce and the garbanzo beans. Bottom line: I changed my rating to five stars. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2009
This is a great recipe! I only rated it four stars because I made some changes (but I'll try it as written next time): I didn't have fresh cilantro so I used fresh parsley and mint instead I added some minced garlic and canned tomatoes and it still turned out delicious. Oh and I used ground cumin and hot Paprika because I didn't have turmeric. I will make this often both with couscous and without. Thanks for sharing! UPDATE: I have made this soup quite often now with varying ingredients (whatever I had on hand) and I really really love this recipe. It's very versatile and turns out delicious even if you substitute with whatever you have in your fridge/pantry/garden just don't omit the hot sauce and the garbanzo beans. Bottom line: I changed my rating to five stars. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2007
I have made this recipe at least ten times. It is a family favorite. I usually add 4-5 eggs which helps thicken up the broth. I also use a generous amount of sriracha hot sauce. It's great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2012
I was surprised that this soup got rave reviews by my two young girls! I honestly thought it mightve been bland. I did make my own changes tho.. such as: red peppers no tomatoes more eggs and chicken soup base quinoa in place of couscous chopped spinach at the end oh and one star anise pod in the beginning.. Seriously my kids praised this soup and had seconds. The hot sauce was added only on an individual basis for the sake of the kids. My mom n bro came over and each had a bowl they loved it too. I will be making this one regularly for years to come!: ) Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
This soup is fantastic. Even my kids will eat it! I have made it several times now and we like it with red peppers instead of green but it is terrific as written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2016
Great recipe! It's very versatile. I think there are endless substitution options for the vegetables and you could even add more to make it more of a stew. We served it over quinoa. Thanks for sharing it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2015
Very bland Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2015
Great recipe! Easy to make and delicious. Similar to another reviewer I subbed parsley or the cilantro because it's what I had in the kitchen red instead and green pepper. I also added a little coriander and paprika in addition to the turmeric. It was a very filling dish and I will definitely be making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2020
We really enjoyed this. I made some small changes... I added some celery (because most times my soups start off with carrot, onion, and celery. "the Holy Trinity" or "the trifecta" if you will). I only had small red skinned potatoes on hand so I used 5 of them instead of the large baking potato. I didn't have fresh tomatoes either so I used about a half a can of peeled diced tomatoes drained (half a 28oz can) and I added them after I took the eggs out so the were only cooking 15 minutes. I also left out the hot pepper sauce intending on adding it to the individual bowls (because I have 2 small children) but I completely forgot about it. I was really good!! I'll be sure to put a few dashes of hot sauce in my bowl for lunch tomorrow. ?? Oh and hubby hates couscous so we ate it just as is! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2018
Love this recipe! It's a great meal for vegetarian night at our house the kids (4 7 and 9) beg for seconds. Only 2 suggestions: 1) DON'T skip the hot sauce it's added early enough in the cooking process most of the spiciness is gone and only the fabulous flavor remains. 3) Definitely add more eggs I do minimum 4. Other than that it's wonderful. Make this you'll be so glad you did! Read More