Creamy Chickpea Potato Soup

16 Oct

This weekend, my family and I celebrated my Oma and Opa’s 57th anniversary (that’s German for grandma and grandpa)!

Celebrating 57 years together!

We gathered at a local Italian-themed restaurant, toasted their lives together with some tasty wine, and enjoyed a delicious meal (the chef even whipped up something special for my vegan needs).

Fried artichokes and grilled vegetables with balsamic glaze

All celebrations in my family revolve around food: from birthdays to anniversaries to holidays to major accomplishments. Whether it’s brunch, lunch, or dinner, food is the common denominator for our gatherings. Being first vegetarian, and now vegan, that’s hard enough. Tack onto that the October #Unprocessed challenge, and it’s like I can barely eat anything!

Me and Oma ❀

Or is it? Much to everyone’s surprise, there are so many things I can eat – one just needs to understand ingredients and various preparations. And one must remember the miracle of soup. Yep, soup is an easy way to get a bunch of veggies into your meal, in a delicious, #unprocessed way! This soup is pureed to be a creamy, luscious meal that’s packed with protein, fiber, and flavor. Chickpeas naturally thicken the end product, so you don’t have to whisk in a roux. Finally, this is made in the crockpot! Just dump, stir, and switch it on. Eight hours later, use an immersion blender to puree to finish.

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Creamy Chickpea Potato Soup

Serves 6

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds removed and chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cans (or 3 cups) chickpeas, rinsed and drained (I use homemade crockpot chickpeas)
  • 4 medium white potatoes (Russet potatoes are best), about 4″ long, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 C low sodium vegetable stock
  • 3 C water
  • 1/4 C maple syrup or coconut sugar

Prep all the vegetables, chickpeas, and potatoes and throw them into your slow cooker or crockpot. Add the herbs and spices, and top with the oil, stock, water, and sweetener. Stir with a spoon, cover, and set on high to cook for 6-8 hours.

Once the vegetables are cooked completely, use an immersion blender to puree the soup partially or until silky smooth. You can also do this in batches (carefully) using a traditional blender.

Serve the soup hot, topped with freshly parsley, hot sauce, and a drizzle of olive oil.

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24 Responses to “Creamy Chickpea Potato Soup”

  1. Abbey Sharp October 16, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    This soup looks awesome! Love the colour and flavours πŸ™‚

  2. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner October 16, 2017 at 11:31 am #

    I love the addition of the maple syrup in here! Congrats to your grandparents-how sweet.Would love to have you join meatless Monday today too

    • xtinaluvspink October 16, 2017 at 11:32 am #

      I will absolutely link up! Thanks πŸ™‚

  3. Nicole @ Fitful Focus October 16, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

    aweeee congrats to your grandparents! This looks delish!

  4. Michelle October 16, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

    I have never thought to use chickpeas in a soup before. This recipe looks yummy and perfect for Fall. Congratulations to your grandparents!

  5. Mona October 16, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

    Say this on Instagram and immediately wanted to try it! Pinned. You grandparents are so cute! Congrats to them.

  6. Rachel October 16, 2017 at 6:06 pm #

    The soup looks delicious. But more importantly, happy anniversary to your grandparents! 75 is a wonderful milestone. xxoo

  7. Life in Spandex October 16, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

    This looks like the perfect fall comfort food. And wow! Your grandparents are inspirational. Happy Anniversary!

  8. Kim & Kalee Sorey (@SoreyFitness) October 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm #

    Aw, they are adorable!! Happy 57th Anniversary to them! The soup looks perfect for this cold front we’re having too!

  9. Julie @ Running in a Skirt October 17, 2017 at 8:45 am #

    All gathering revolve around food in my family too. And soup really is da bomb!

  10. Mikki October 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

    Oh my! They are so precious! And conrgats to them for 57 years together. That’s wonderful!
    And the soup looks so delicous!

  11. taramdeal October 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

    This soup looks SO comforting πŸ™‚ And congratulations to your grandparents!!! πŸ™‚

  12. sprint2thetable October 19, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

    How sweet! I love older couples. It gives me hope!

    This soup looks delish too. I’ve been doing similar with the no processed foods… plus no potential inflammatories… it’s been a struggle, but my energy is crazy good!

    • xtinaluvspink October 23, 2017 at 9:49 am #

      Isn’t it amazing how our energy skyrockets? Feels great.

  13. GiGi Eats Celebrities October 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    THOSE GRILLED VEGGIES have me drooling and it warms my heart that your grandparents have been married for 57 years!! ❀

  14. Farrah October 22, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

    Aww, congrats to your grandparents!! :] Those grilled veggies look amazing, and I love the sound of that soup! (Hooray for soup weather!)

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