Chickpea & Bread Soup

(from kylerhea’s recipe box)

Source: (from RecipeThing user largomason)

Categories: BEANS, SOUPS


  • 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 15 oz. cans chickpeas, drained and well rinsed
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 3/4 a baguette, cut into small chunks
  • 4 - 5 oz. shredded cheese (I used jack, but Gruyere would be awesome here!)


  1. Set a large, heavy pot over medium heat and add 1 tbsp. of the olive oil. Saute the onions for 10 minutes, or until they’re soft and almost brown. Remove the onions to a bowl and set aside.

  2. Add the rest of the olive oil to the pot, then the chickpeas. Toast the chickpeas until they’re golden on all sides, about 20 minutes. Resist the urge to stir them too often, or they won’t toast well. You should hear the chickpeas popping in the heat. Give them a good stir occasionally to make sure they’re not sticking.

  3. Once your chickpeas are golden and toasted, add the stock, using a wooden spoon to scrape any chickpea residue from the bottom of the pot. Add the onions back into the pot and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the bread.

  4. Ladle the soup into oven-safe dishes or small pots. Sprinkle each one with cheese and place them under your oven’s broiler for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and browned. Remove carefully and serve immediately.

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