Chickpea Soup with Swiss Chard Recipe

Chickpea Soup with Swiss Chard Recipe

How To Make Chickpea Soup with Swiss Chard

Swiss chard gives some much-needed nutrition to this chickpea soup. This filling soup has macaroni, tomatoes, carrots, celery, and garlic.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 6cupschickpeas,(three 19 oz cans), drained and rinsed canned
  • 3cupchicken broth,canned, low sodium or homemade stock
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 1carrot
  • 1onion
  • 1rib celery
  • 4clovesgarlic
  • 1tspdried rosemary
  • 1bay leaf
  • pinchred pepper flakes,dried
  • 1cuptomatoes in thick puree,canned
  • ½cuptubetti,or other small macaroni
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½lbswiss chard
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper


  1. Puree half of the chickpeas with 1½ cups of the broth in a blender or food processor.

  2. In a large pot, heat the oil over moderately low heat.

  3. Add the carrot, onion, celery, garlic, and rosemary and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to soften.

  4. Stir in the remaining broth, the pureed chickpeas, whole chickpeas, bay leaf, red-pepper flakes, tomatoes, tubetti, and salt. Bring to a boil.

  5. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 10 minutes.

  6. Add the Swiss chard to the pot.

  7. Simmer for 5 to 10 more minutes until the chard is tender and the pasta is done.

  8. Remove the bay leaf.

  9. Stir in the black pepper.

  10. If the soup thickens too much on standing, stir in more broth or water.


  • Calories: 1332.52kcal
  • Fat: 30.76g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.87g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 204.86g
  • Fiber: 39.35g
  • Sugar: 38.76g
  • Protein: 68.08g
  • Cholesterol: 5.40mg
  • Sodium: 1054.11mg
  • Calcium: 237.05mg
  • Potassium: 2784.92mg
  • Iron: 14.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 330.46µg
  • Vitamin C: 39.18mg
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