Garlic, Spinach, and Chickpea Soup


This chickpea-spinach soup has an exciting combination of ingredients, and it's easy to make! Garbanzo beans, spinach, and potatoes are blended in a richly spiced, creamy vegetable broth base.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 ⅓ quarts vegetable stock

  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 2 tablespoons corn meal

  • ½ pound spinach, rinsed and chopped

  • ground cayenne pepper to taste

  • salt to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in garlic and onion. Cook until tender. Season with cumin and coriander.

  2. Add vegetable stock and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer about 10 minutes. Stir in garbanzo beans, and continue to cook until potatoes are tender.

  3. In a small bowl, blend heavy cream, tahini, and cornmeal. Mix into the soup.

  4. Stir spinach into the soup. Season with cayenne pepper and salt. Continue to cook until spinach is heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

389 Calories
24g Fat
39g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 389
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 36mg 181%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 868mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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