Chickpea and Root Vegetable Soup

  • Preparation 25 MIN
    Cooking 25 MIN
  • Servings 6



  1. In a large saucepan, brown onion in oil. Add garlic and harissa and cook for 1 minute. Add broth, chickpeas, carrots and rutabaga. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a bowl, combine cucumbers, feta cheese, green onion and cilantro. Season with pepper.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with cucumber and feta mixture. If desired, drizzle with olive oil.


Harissa is a spicy chili paste used in Maghreb and Middle Eastern cooking. It is sold in tubes in most grocery stores.

For your convenience, you can replace grated carrots and rutabaga with store-bought mixed julienned vegetables.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

With 30% less sodium commercial broth

Content % Daily Value
Calories 289  
Total Fat 13 g  
Saturated Fat 6 g  
Sodium (salt) 1255 mg  
Carbohydrates 30 g  
Fibre 5 g  
Protein 13 g