Chickpea & Vegetable Soup
This soup is inexpensive, easy and healthy. Not to mention delicious. You get protein and fiber, plus tons of nutrients. All you need is one pot, my favorite thing about making a soup.
You will need: 1/2 onion-chopped, two cloves of garlic-diced, 1 celery stalk, 1 large carrot, 1/2 head of cabbage- cored & chopped, 1 15. oz can of diced tomatoes, 1 15 oz. can of chickpeas- drained, 6 cups vegetable broth (you can also use chicken broth), olive oil, 1 bay leaf, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper
In a medium-large pot, drizzle some olive oil. Add in the chopped onion, celery, carrots and garlic. Allow to simmer for a few minutes. Then, pour in the vegetable broth, tomatoes (in juice), cabbage and chickpeas.
Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Add a bay leaf and allow to simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
*This recipe is so versatile! You could easily sub chopped spinach for the cabbage and white beans for the chickpeas. Be creative! :)