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My friend April made this soup for me one afternoon when visiting. I loved it so much, I asked her how she made it and now make it often for myself. It's easy, wholesome, and can be adjusted to personal tastes easily. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium-sized pot until warm. Add cumin seeds and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic; cook and stir until onion is softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, chickpeas, and kale.

  • Bring soup to a simmer and cook until kale is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; stir in parsley. Remove from heat; top with Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Note:

Vegetable stock can be used in place of chicken stock. Other greens such as spinach, collards, or Swiss chard can be used in place of kale. Use your judgment on the amount of greens you wish your soup to have.

Nutrition Facts

216 calories; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 33.3g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 7.2mg; sodium 1507.2mg. Full Nutrition