August 8, 2012

Chickpea Noodle Soup

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Hello again, friends! I'm back from my little break. There's simply no greater joy than being a new mom :) And I've definitely found with all that joy comes lots of hunger - I've been starving! I whipped up this soup while my sweet little one was napping one afternoon. I'm constantly trying to come up with classic comfort food remakes, and what better to remake than the ultimate comfort meal... chicken noodle soup! I came across this recipe from Lindsay Nixon on the Forks Over Knives website and immediately knew I'd have to give it a whirl. I did some tweaking to suit my taste, and ohhhh boy was it good! So perfect for this new mama because now there's a big stash of yummy goodness in the fridge for quick and easy reheating whenever I need it.

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Vegan, gluten-free (with gluten-free pasta and soy sauce)

2 medium carrots
2 celery stalks
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
6 oz. sliced mushrooms
8 cups vegetable broth (or 4 cups broth, 4 cups water)
15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4-5 oz. pasta (I used spaghetti, broken in half)
2 bay leaves
2 tsp. parsley
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
Salt/pepper to taste

Slice carrot and celery. Dice onion, mince garlic.
In a large stockpot over med-high heat, add about 1/4 cup broth. Saute celery, carrots, onion, and garlic for about 5 minutes.
Add mushrooms and saute another 4 minutes or until mushrooms are soft.
Add remaining broth, bay leaves, parsley, and soy sauce.
Cover and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, add pasta and reduce heat to medium.
Cook according to pasta directions until it's al dente.
Add chickpeas. Heat through for a few minutes.
Remove bay leaves and season to taste with salt/pepper.


  1. Looks amazing!! I will be trying this for sure! Chicken noodle soup is one of those thing I miss most since becoming vegetarian.

  2. i love making soup! i used to make big pots of soup and let them simmer for 2 whole days to get that perfect flavor! i added veggie broth, carrots, onions, celery, potatoes, pasta, parsnips and dill. It was so amazing. this totally makes me want to make soup again, i might have to try this recipe!

    1. also for an even quicker fix, try Amy's no chicken noodle soup - amazing!

  3. I love that this has chickpeas and noodles!

  4. Your picture at Foodie Friends Friday looked so tempting, I had come and visit the source. I love chickpeas! And soup is one of my go-to comforts. Thank you for sharing. Can you possibly place a link back to Foodie Friends Friday. I would love to see this recipe have more avenues in sharing. This will definitely be my pick for host favorite.

    1. Wow thanks Angie! I appreciate you stopping by and the kind words. I can never get enough soup... even in the middle of summer! :)

  5. I love homemade soups and this looks delicous! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday party!

    ~Robyn from Robyn's View

  6. This soup looks delicious, and the photos are lovely too! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Be sure to stop by on Sunday and vote for your favorite recipes!

  7. This looks delish! My new love is Chickpeas!! I'll have to try this come the fall time! This is my first Foodie Friends Friday! So glad I stopped by!

  8. YUM! this looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on foodie friends friday.

  9. Thank you for linking this recipe up with Foodie Friends Friday! It looks GREAT! Don't forget to come back and vote on Sunday! I'm your newest follower! Lois

  10. Could I put mutton in this?

  11. Dropping by to let you know that I chose this recipe as my host favorite for Foodie Friends Friday. I hope you shared something good again this weekend. I hope your weekend is bringing you happiness.

  12. This looks like amazing comfort food :) Thanks for submitting it healthy vegan friday!


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