Monday, January 23, 2012

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

6 comments:

  1. Wonderful!!
    Definitely going to try this.

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

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

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

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

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

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