• Chickpea Chile Soup with Greens and Grains for a Meatless #SundaySupper

    by Dorothy Reinhold on March 9, 2014


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    Whether you’re going meatless as a way of life, as a Meatless Monday ritual, or just because you don’t have anything else in the house, you’ve come to the right place.

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    My inspiration came from leftover grains – I had both cooked brown rice and cooked farro (my new favorite grain) in the refrigerator, and they were sitting there unloved.

    I decided to make them best friends with a few pantry options, and whaddya know, it turned out extremely well!

    Vegan Chickpea Chile Soup with Greens and Grains | www.ShockinglyDelicious.comThe best soups are always serendipitous that way.

    Recipe: Vegan Chickpea Chile Soup with Greens and Grains

    Summary: Serendipitous leftover rice and farro lead to a wonderfully delicious vegetarian/vegan soup full of chickpeas, tomatoes, chiles and greens.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon mild Hatch chile powder
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
    • 1 (14- to 15-ounce) can diced tomatoes in own juice
    • 1 (15- to 19-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    • 3-4 ounces roasted chopped Hatch chiles (or use diced canned green chiles)
    • 3 cups homemade vegetable broth (low-salt canned is fine, but watch the salt in step 1)
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup leftover cooked brown rice (or other grain)
    • 1 cup leftover cooked farro or other (or other grain)
    • 1 (5-ounce) package mixed greens (I used Organic Girl Five Happiness Greens)

    Instructions

    1. In a soup pot, heat oil and add onion. Sauté onion for 5-7 minutes, until it softens and begins to turn light brown on the edges. Add garlic, chile powder, oregano and salt and sauté for another minute or so to cook the garlic.
    2. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, Hatch chiles, broth and water, put lid on pot and simmer for 15-30 or so minutes (split-second timing isn’t important in this soup), to marry the flavors.
    3. Add rice and farro (or whatever other cooked grains you are using), cover and simmer another 5 or so minutes, until everything is piping hot.
    4. To serve, add a big handful of greens to each bowl, ladle hot soup on top, and enjoy! (Hot soup will wilt the greens just enough.)
    5. Serves 4.

    Recipe source

    Original recipe by Dorothy Reinhold | ShockinglyDelicious.comVegan Chickpea Chile Soup with Greens and Grains | www.ShockinglyDelicious.com

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    Preparation time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: 45 minutes
    Diet type: Vegan, vegetarian
    Diet tags: Reduced fat
    Number of servings (yield): 4
    Culinary tradition: USA (General)
    My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★

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    Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent the Hatch chiles and chile powder for recipe development.



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