You can either puree this soup and serve it thick and smooth or leave the chopped tomatoes and chickpeas whole for added texture.
Made it more kid friendly. I was so pleased with this quick find -- very simple and clean kind of recipe. I threw in 1/4 c star pasta to grab my kids' attention. With fresh parmegan or romano, it would be a lovely first course. I will keep this one close by to use again -- delicious. Thanks, Lizzie! - 29 Sep 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. I have to say three stars because although I used the basic recipe, I also added my own touches...I like to use less water, maybe 1 1/2 to 2 cups, I also added 28oz can crushed tomatoes instead of the diced, more garlic of course, and this goes really well with couscous, and chicken breast pieces fried separately in garlic...that way you can also make the meat eaters happy, and bump this up to a meal. - 29 Sep 2008
I love it. I replaced the bullion cube with 2 tbs of Minors Vegetarian Consonmme Prep (chicken style) from soupbase.com. Great flavour and enjoiable hot or cold. I will add another can of tomatoes next time. - 29 Sep 2008