Quick Chickpea soup

It is most definitely soup weather! It is cold and wet and this soup is perfect for a very quick nutritious meal. We haven’t had the snow here like the South of the UK, but we had a smattering earlier in the week which was enough for the boys to make snowballs with!  😀 I don’t know how the snow normally is where you are, but generally we don’t get loads, and if we do, it’s all slushy within a few hours! Anyway, whether you have snow, ice, wind, rain, cold or a glimpse of weak sunshine, this soup is the perfect warming dish to make for a quick lunch or dinner!

If you think you can’t be bothered to cook, think again! This was on the table in less than ten minutes! So, you could: open the fridge and stare at the contents; get a packet of soup and boil the kettle, or make this delicious soup! 😀 You just need passata, tinned chickpeas, spices, seasoning and an easy cook grateable vegetable such as a courgette, carrot or savoy cabbage. That’s it! Yes, it really is that easy! 😀


Quick Chickpea Soup

Get this delicious soup on the table in less than ten minutes!

Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • 1 carton passata
  • 2 tins chickpeas (with liquid)
  • 1 medium courgette (or other quick cook veg)
  • 1-2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  1. Tip the passata into a large pan, then refill the container with water and add to the pan. Turn the heat to medium-high.

  2. Add the chickpeas and their liquid to the pan, stir.

  3. Using a fine grater, grate the courgette straight into the pan. 

  4. Sprinkle the paprika, and garlic in, season with salt and pepper, cover and leave to simmer for 5-10 minutes. Serve.

  5. Enjoy!

Tips & Storage
  • You can add any vegetables you like which are quick cook – try courgette, carrot, savoy cabbage, beansprouts, peppers.
  • Add a bit of chilli powder or chilli flakes to make this a bit spicier.
  • Serve with some fresh bread – or add a handful of croutons.
  • Throw in some frozen veg if you want a more vegetable based soup – a cupful of peas, sweetcorn or even okra would work well.
  • Store refrigerated for up to three days. 



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I’m going to share this warming soup over at this weeks Fiesta Friday 🙂 Please come on over and join us – you’ll find lots of lovely recipes, tips and new friends! This week the Fiesta is co-hosted by Antonia @ Zoale.com and Julianna @ Foodie on Board

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Speak soon, Have a great week.

Laurena x



  • Eva Gallon 1st February 2019 at 13:25

    Simple yet healthy (and vegan of course)- love it☺ I tend to make a variation of this with rice or orzo but using chickpeas is a great idea. You’ve now got me wondering whether Savoy cabbage is actually that easy to grate lol?

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 1st February 2019 at 13:49

      Thanks Eva… best you make this just so you can try and grate your savoy! 😛 Using chickpeas makes this so quick.. you could have made it by the time it took me to reply! 😛 😀

  • Eva Gallon 1st February 2019 at 14:02

    True, haha?

  • Julianna 1st February 2019 at 22:59

    It doesn’t get any better than this! A tasty and nutritious soup that is quick to prepare. Thanks so much for bringing it over to us at Fiesta Friday this week. 🙂

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 3rd February 2019 at 11:32

      Thanks Julianna, so quick and easy but not lacking in taste! Thanks for co-hosting FF this week.

  • chefjulianna 2nd February 2019 at 17:23

    I love that this recipe is so quick and yet very nutritious! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week at Fiesta Friday!

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 3rd February 2019 at 11:33

      Thanks Julianna 😀 So good you commented twice! 😛 Thanks again for co-hosting! 😀

  • Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook 3rd February 2019 at 12:16

    I could use a bowl of this soup, Laurena. I might add coriander, too. 😀 Thanks for sharing and happy FF.

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 3rd February 2019 at 12:28

      Ooo Jhuls that would taste amazing! Thanks for the idea! 😀 Have a great weekend and happy FF to you too. x

  • Antonia 3rd February 2019 at 15:10

    What a beautiful soup, Laurena! I love chickpeas! Thank you for bringing your bowl of comfort to the party! Happy Fiesta Friday!

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 3rd February 2019 at 20:56

      Thanks Antonia! 🙂 Chickpeas are a fantastic ingredient (we use them all the time)! Thank you for co-hosting 🙂 Enjoy the Fiesta!

  • Code2cook 5th February 2019 at 19:49

    Thank you for dropping by. quick chickpea soup definitely looking delicious. Color and thickness making me drool.

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 6th February 2019 at 09:05

      Thank you 🙂 I hope you get to try it! We used your sana thongba tofu idea yesterday-yummy!


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