Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup {Vegan + Gluten Free}

A simple but flavorful chickpea soup, spiced with typical Moroccan spices like cumin, paprika and cinnamon. It’s hearty and delicious. Naturally gluten free and vegan too. 

A chickpea soup spiced with cumin, paprika and cinnamon. Super delicious, filling and perfect for winter! #vegan #glutenfree Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Ok friends, this soup might not seem like a big deal because of its pretty basic ingredients but trust me when I say that the result is everything but boring.

Who knew that humble chickpeas, combined with a few simple spices and veggies could turn into something so tasty?! I didn’t expect to like this soup so much but I devoured it!

A chickpea soup spiced with cumin, paprika and cinnamon. Super delicious, filling and perfect for winter! #vegan #glutenfree Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

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And if you check the nutrition facts below, you’ll see that a smallish portion (that would make, say, an appetizer) boasts 12 grams of protein. If nutrition is foreign to you and this doesn’t mean anything to you, just know that this is a LOT for a meatless dish.

Thanks to all the chickpeas, this soup is a plant-based protein powerhouse that will keep you full for long. Super tasty + super healthy? Check and check!

A chickpea soup spiced with cumin, paprika and cinnamon. Super delicious, filling and perfect for winter! #vegan #glutenfree Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

You can eat this soup as an appetizer but I ate mine as a main and it was super satisfying. I love the chunkiness of the chickpeas combined with the tomato-based broth. Soup perfection! ????

Enjoy!

p.s. I know I usually tend to ignore the toppings and extra drizzling parts in recipes but…do drizzle some additional olive oil at the end! It adds so much flavor you don’t want to miss out!

A chickpea soup spiced with cumin, paprika and cinnamon. Super delicious, filling and perfect for winter! #vegan #glutenfree Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

A chickpea soup spiced with cumin, paprika and cinnamon. Super delicious, filling and perfect for winter! #vegan #glutenfree Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com
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Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup {Vegan + Gluten Free}

A simple but flavorful chickpea soup, spiced with typical Moroccan spices like cumin, paprika and cinnamon. It's hearty, filling and delicious. Naturally gluten free and vegan too. 

Course Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 269 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil plus more for garnish
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 celery sticks finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 3 14-ounce cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups 1 quart vegetable broth
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • 7 oz - 200 g baby spinach about 2 handfuls

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and celery and cook until onion becomes translucent (reduce heat if they start to brown).
  2. Add spices (cinnamon, cumin, cayenne pepper and paprika) and cook for about one minute, stirring.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, chickpeas and broth (chickpeas should be just covered by the broth - if they're not covered, add just enough water to cover them). Stir to combine. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove soup from the heat. Using a potato masher, mash some of the soup directly in the pot. Stir in spinach and let it cook through the heat of the soup for a couple of minutes until wilted. Adjusted salt and pepper if needed and serve with a drizzle of olive oil.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Food Network and Dave Lieberman

Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup {Vegan + Gluten Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th)
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1304mg 54%
Potassium 751mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 5g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 77%
Vitamin C 22.2%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 25.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 Comments
  1. This chickpea soup is so colourful the gorgeous reds against the green coriander, it looks great in your pictures. Fantastic photography! Thanks for sharing

  2. Is this a freezeable soup? minus the spinich..Im not a great cook and dont know all the ins and outs. I did make this and it is FANTASTIC

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