Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Chef Chuck's Chickpea Soup

Zuppa di Ceci


A hearty soup with chickpea's, sausage, vegetables, kale and more. Packed with so many good flavors it warms your soul on a chilly evening.


Chickpea Soup
2 cans chickpea's or
1 onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2-3 sausage links, mild or hot
6 cups beef broth
14 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 bunch of kale, chopped
sprig of rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
parmigiano cheese, grated


Heat large pot add 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown sausage for a few minutes, remove and set aside. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil and saute onion, celery and carrots for 5 minutes. Stir in cooked sausage, broth, tomatoes, kale, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then simmer with lid on for 20 minutes, add beans. Top with parmigiano cheese.
Serves 6 - 8 people.

14 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I was wondering if you've tried it with a chicken stock base. Love your style of cooking!

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  2. Good Morning Chef Chuck,

    I am going to need a bowl of your delicious looking soup. It is going to be VERY cold in Cincinnati, Ohio! Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Hello Jodi, Yes, I have tried chicken stock this choice would a preference. It's all good!! Thank you for your comment! :)

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  4. Ciao Scintilla, Your right this soup is packed with vitamins! Maybe I should have even added garlic
    Thank You :)

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  5. Good Morning to you Ginger!! I hope all is well!
    I will send you some, Fed Ex.... Enjoy :)

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  6. I just ate some chick pea soup (love the stuff) although mine didn't look quite as hearty as yours!! Looks great!!

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  7. Hi Ash, We are food tuned! Try mine next time it is quite hearty, thank you:)

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  8. MMMMMMM,..a bowl of this soup, I would like to eat right now!
    I have made a similar soup: Curried Swiss Chard, red lentils & chickpea soup.

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  9. Hi Sophie! Your soup sounds yummmm... too...!
    Thank You:)

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  10. The photo reminds me of my grandmother's soup that she made every Christmas Eve. How wonderful this recipe is!

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  11. Hi Bridgett, Hope all is well!!
    Good old memories! Thank you :)

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  12. It can warm my soul alright!! Looks delicious!

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  13. Yes Live, Love Eat, Especially on chilly nights! Thnak You :)

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