Pasta and chickpea soup

Pasta and chickpea soup
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Takes 15 minutes to make, 35 minutes to cook, plus freezing, defrosting and reheating

A filling vegetarian soup that freezes well so you always have a hearty meal in the freezer to fall back on.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
322kcals
Fat
6g (1.5g saturated)
Protein
12.2g
Carbohydrates
48.8g (6.7g sugars)
Salt
0.8g
Calories
322kcals
Fat
6g (1.5g saturated)
Protein
12.2g
Carbohydrates
48.8g (6.7g sugars)
Salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 300g small macaroni pasta
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for the pasta
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large fresh rosemary sprig, finely chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Vegetarian Parmesan shavings, to serve

Method

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the macaroni for 2 minutes less than the packet instructions. Drain, toss in a little oil (to stop sticking) and set aside. Heat the oil in a large pan and gently cook the onions and garlic over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Stir in the rosemary and chilli flakes and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  2. Tip in the tomatoes, stock, chickpeas and a pinch of salt and a grinding of black pepper. Simmer gently for 20 minutes until thickened.
  3. Stir in the vinegar and pasta, then remove from the heat and serve.

delicious. tips

  1. Cool completely, then ladle into freezer bags or containers. Freeze for up to 2 months.

    Defrost overnight, then reheat on the hob and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add a little boiling water if necessary, to loosen the soup. Serve with Parmesan shavings and garnish with rosemary sprigs.

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  1. This is super easy and really tasty. It’s essentially throw everything in a pot and go. However, to add a bit more umph to it I added some minced turkey. I seasoned and cooked the turkey before and then added it when adding the pasta. Doing that makes it larger so even after my husband and I having it for dinner, I got three lunches out of it too. Yum!

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