Monday Winter Warmer 🍡

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Monday Winter Warmer 🍡
Chickpea soup 😍

This recipe is a hearty Tunisian soup that features chickpeas as a prominent ingredient! 😍

This is a super satisfying meal in a bowl. πŸ˜‹

Some ingredients attached πŸ‘
Here’s the recipe πŸ‘‡πŸΌ
Serves 4-6

Ingredients 🌱
2 tbsp olive oil + 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 yellow onion
4 tbsp harissa (powder) or any spice mix
3 tbsp ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups dried chickpeas
(rinsed and soaked in hot water for at least 4 hours)
6 cups water (or vegetable broth)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Crusty bread, sliced and cubed.
In a large pan heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat & add the onion and garlic and sautΓ© for about 5 minutes.
Add the tomato paste & cook for about 2 minutes, stirring often.
Add the ground cumin, ground harissa & cook until fragrant (about a minute)
Add the chickpeas,
& 7 cups of water/vegetable broth.
Stir well, cover for about 10 minutes.
Continue simmering the chick peas until they are soft and tender,
but still holding shape (about an hour)
Season with salt and pepper
Meanwhile, heat a cast iron skillet, add 3 tbsp olive oil & add the crusty bread cubes & cook until they are crisp & brown (about 5 min)

Remove from heat & transfer to a bowl
To serve,
Add a few cubes of the crusty bread to a bowl, top with soup, olive oil, & chopped cilantro.
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