Chef Chuck's Chick Pea Soup

Zuppa di Ceci
Chick pea soup is a great vegetarian dish, and a popular soup found in Italy. 
A wonderful compliment to any meal or it can be the main dish. 
Add red hot pepper flakes to give this soup some spice.  

Chick Pea Soup
2 cups chick pea's,
drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup whole tomatoes, crushed
in a can
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
3 cups vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon thyme
parmigiano cheese, grated
red hot pepper flakes
1 cup small pasta

Saute carrots, celery and onions in olive oil and butter for about 3 minutes.  Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds, add tomatoes season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Pour in vegetable broth and add crushed thyme bring to a boil.  Turn down heat to a simmer, add chick peas's place a lid on and cook for 20 minutes.
In a separate pot cook pasta in boiling salted water till al dente.  Drain and coat lightly with olive oil set aside.  Prepare each bowl with a little pasta and pour soup over add grated cheese and red hot pepper flakes.
Ricette by Chef Chuck's Cucina


  1. Wonderful!!
    Definitely going to try this.

  2. Hello!! Thank you for your comment!
    Please enjoy...

  3. Can't wait to try this!!! I love to try different soups!

  4. Hello Jenn,
    Great for those chilly evenings!! Enjoy...

  5. Sounds so awesome, I'm gonna try it tonight!! Just wondering, how many servings does this recipe make? Thank you for posting this!!!

  6. Hi Jules,
    I believe this recipe would serve four, unless you have growing boys!!
    Thank you for stopping by...