August 8, 2012

Chickpea Noodle Soup

Hello again, friends! I'm back from my little break. I've had no greater joy than being a new mom - my heart is full! 💗 While my sweet little one was napping one afternoon, I whipped up this soup because well... I've been HUNGRY. 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 had 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... which is pretty often 😉

Vegan, gluten-free (with gf pasta and tamari)

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/tamari
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. Thank you for such a wonderful site!! Can't wait to try the Ultimate Vegetable Soup!! Love this site!! You ROCK!!

    1. Hi Angela! Aww what a sweet comment - you made my day! So thrilled to hear you're enjoying the site and hope you love the veggie soup!! We just made another batch and I added quinoa this time... delish!!! Have a great weekend :)