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.


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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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