Hot chickpea soup recipe with lemon
Writing for this blog now for almost a year I have tried to focus always in recipes that were always different. After a while I liked the challenge of cooking something that I haven’t eaten for a while or that someone never believed that I could cook.
Other times it was curiosity and the fact that I wanted to taste different things. Couple of weeks ago it was the first time that I remembered to make the following chickpea soup. My mother was cooking it a lot when I was young and it was one of the favourite dishes of my father. Obviously for me, at that time I hated it. It is however a recipe that a Greek mother does often I think so I had to include it.
So I decided to try and cook the same soup, just to see why I hated it when my mother was cooking it to me. The problem was that I haven’t eaten chickpeas for so long that I couldn’t even remember how they tasted. When the soup was made, I didn’t know if the chickpeas were really ready…or that’s how they should taste …
Nevertheless, the recipe is pretty simple so its pretty difficult to go wrong. Also, I enjoyed it and so did my brother who was once again my “guinea pig” as in most of my experimental dishes. So.. here we go!
Ingredients for Chickpea Soup with Lemon
- 500gr Chickpeas
- 1 onion sliced
- 1 garlic clove sliced
- Chili flakes
- 1 tea spoon of cumin
- 1 lemon
Let the Chickpeas in a bowl of water from the previous day to soak. iIn a big pot add some olive oil and then add the onions and garic. Stir them around and add a spoon of butter.
Pour hot water until the middle of the pot and add vegetable stock cubes. Add the chick peas and bring it to boil for 10-20 mins. Then let it simmer until chickpeas get soften.
Add salt pepper and olive oil while continuing to boil in low heat for half an hour. Serve while adding some lemon.