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Moroccan Chickpea Soup

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Soup can be very low in points on the Weight Watchers plan and I find that it can be very useful food. It's great to have for lunch when you are dining out in the evening with friends, it leaves you with enough points to get a nice dressing or sauce that you might have said no to if you hadn't had a light lunch. I often have soup as a starter so that I don't over indulge when I have a main course; I'm less likely to have a high point bread roll or extra potatoes if I have already filled up on soup.

The Moroccan Chickpea soup is pretty cheap to make and veggie friendly so what’s not to like? This recipe serves 4 people, takes 20 minutes to make and is only 3 pro points per serving.

To make the soup you will need:
1 large red onion
½ tbsp olive oil
2 vegetable stock cubes
1-2 tsp harissa paste
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 x 400g tin of chickpeas

(look at me trying to hide the smart price tomatoes at the back haha)

Make 2 ¾ pints of vegetable stock. Heat the olive oil and add all of the sliced red onion, fry over a high heat until golden. Add harissa pasta, ground cumin, tinned chopped tomatoes,  tomato puree, tinned chickpeas-drained and rinsed, and the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Season to taste and serve. Simple!

This soup is super tasty and very filling, let me know if you try this recipe. Have you made any nice soups recently? Hope all you pledgers are sticking to your goals.
Gemma xx


  1. I love making soup - Its easier to digest too, keeps bloating at bay!!

    My favourites are my tomato soup and leek and potato. Yum-yum!

    :D xx

  2. I'm definitely going to be making this - thanks Gem! :) xx

  3. It's so filling, I spilt it into 3 portions because I had it as a main meal which made it 4 pro points a portion. Will be revisiting this recipe soon!

  4. Oof I love soup, that looks amazing x

  5. This sounds so delicious- esp with all those spices, and much cheaper than buying tins every week i'm sure! x

  6. this looks so yummy! just found your blog and i love it.
    i think i'm going to try out this soup :)

    franky xx


  7. Mmmm this looks yum! Can't wait to try it. Soup is so yummy, can be filling yet is amazingly low in calories!

  8. Sounds and looks yummy. Will need to try this out. Normally I make quite chunky veg soups. x

  9. made this tonight and really enjoyed thanks for a fab recipe I will definitely make this again x

  10. Glad you liked it Louise!