Moroccan Chickpea Soup Recipe

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Moroccan Chickpea Soup
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  1. Prepare chickpeas: Soak chickpeas in water to cover by 2 inches 8 to 12 hours.
  2. Drain chickpeas and rinse well. Transfer to a large saucepan and add 8 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until tender, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. Cool chickpeas and drain, reserving cooking liquid. You should have about 2 1/2 cups liquid (if not, add more water).
  3. Coarsely purée tomatoes in a food processor.
  4. Cook onion and celery in butter in a 4-quart heavy pot over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add turmeric, pepper, and cinnamon and cook, stirring, 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in tomato purée, 1/3 cup cilantro, chickpeas with reserved liquid, vegetable broth, and lentils. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until lentils are tender, about 35 minutes.
  6. Stir in pasta and cook, stirring, until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley, remaining 1/3 cup cilantro, and salt to taste.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 403.53 Kcal (1689 kJ)
Calories from fat 100.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.17g 17%
Cholesterol 16.91mg 6%
Sodium 882.25mg 37%
Potassium 887.09mg 19%
Total Carbs 59.47g 20%
Sugars 8.08g 32%
Dietary Fiber 15.72g 63%
Protein 18.25g 36%
Vitamin C 14.5mg 24%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 6mg 33%
Calcium 107.7mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 67.29 Kcal (282 kJ)
Calories from fat 16.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.86g 17%
Cholesterol 2.82mg 6%
Sodium 147.12mg 37%
Potassium 147.92mg 19%
Total Carbs 9.92g 20%
Sugars 1.35g 32%
Dietary Fiber 2.62g 63%
Protein 3.04g 36%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 24%
Iron 1mg 33%
Calcium 18mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.2
  • 10

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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