Chickpea and Tomato Pasta Soup

    30 minutes

    A VERY easy vegetarian meal in a bowl. The combination of chickpeas with pasta creates the complex proteins a vegetarian needs. Very palatable for the garlic and tomato lover.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1.3L vegetable stock
    • 3/4 cup (115g) small shell pasta
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 1 (800g) tin whole peeled tomatoes, chopped, juice reserved
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring vegetable stock to a boil in a large pot. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente.
    2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small frypan over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic until translucent. Stir into pasta and add chickpeas, tomatoes, basil, thyme, salt and pepper. Heat through and serve.

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    I knew this soup would need to cook longer to bring out the flavors. I didn't bother to saute` the onion and garlic, I just put all except the beans and pasta into my slow cooker. I used 1 teaspoon of basil and added 1 teaspoon of oregano and just let it cook on low for most of the day. An hour before serving I added the beans, let the cooker heat back to simmer then the last 30 minutes I added the pasta. Much more flavorful.  -  18 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    How can a recipe be sooooo easy yet sooooo yummy!!! This is a KEEPER! This is the first recipe that got me to me a regular on this site. I have served it to several people and each time someone always asks for the recipe. Thanks Joy!  -  29 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very tasty. Since we aren't strict vegetarians, I used Knorr caldo de pollo instead of the vegetable stock and threw in a little more pasta and used Italian spices because that is what I had. It was fun for my stepdaughter because some of the garbanzos get stuck in the shells and she made sure that all the shells had a bean in them.  -  02 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)