Kicked Up ~ Chick Pea & Carrot "Kinda" Soup!!!


29 oz. can of chick peas – drained
5 cloves of garlic- chopped
1 bunch of fresh cilantro – chopped
Sprigs of fresh oregano (or dashes of dried if you don’t have fresh) – chopped
Handful of fresh sage (or dashes of dried) – chopped
2 vine ripe tomatoes – quartered
1 grilled Jalapeño- chopped
6 cups of water
1 tablespoon of instant chicken broth – (I used Vegeta)
Dashes of Living the Gourmet Dry Spice Rub
Olive oil – for drizzling
Squeeze of lime juice – for garnish


Heat a griddle with a drizzle of olive oil and place the drained chick peas on the griddle with dashes if the dried curry, dried cumin and the Living the Gourmet Dry Spice Rub.
Place the carrots in a food processor and give a few good chops.
Heat a saucepan with a drizzle of olive oil and add the cilantro, garlic, fresh sage, Jalapeño and fresh oregano. Sauté for a minute or two then add the carrots and stir. When the chick peas are grilled add to the carrots and mash down with a masher.
Combine the potato buds with water and stir into the carrots and chick peas. Combine the instant chicken broth with water and add to the carrots and chick peas. Add the rest of the water and stir.
Continue to simmer a few more minutes. Serve with a squeeze of lemon.


This is delicious!! Serve alone or with rice or noodles.

Enjoy with Love and Laughter,

Ciao Bella,



1.0 servings


Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 8:58am

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