Saturday, April 30, 2011

Chickpea, Bread, and Leek Soup with Harissa and Yogurt Recipe

The Hummus Recipes Kitchen (The home of Hummus Recipes & Delicious Middle Eastern Recipes) invites you to try Chickpea, Bread, and Leek Soup with Harissa and Yogurt Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Chickpea, Bread, and Leek Soup with Harissa and Yogurt.

This hearty Middle Eastern-inspired soup is based on a favorite at Garden State Cart. Look for harissa—a fiery North African condiment incorporating chile peppers, tomatoes, and paprika—in tubes and cans at ethnic grocery stores and specialty shops.

YIELD: 6 servings
COURSE: Soups/Stews


4 large leeks (about 2 1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 teaspoons ground cumin
4 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (19-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
4 1/2 cups cubed day-old bread (about 6 ounces)
3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
6 teaspoons harissa


1. Remove roots, outer leaves, and tops from leeks, leaving white and light green parts of each leek. Cut each leek in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into thin slices. Rinse with cold water; drain.

2. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add leeks to pan; cook 10 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add cumin and garlic; cook for 1 minute.

3. Add chicken broth and chickpeas; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in parsley. Place about 2/3 cup bread in each of 6 bowls; ladle about 1 1/3 cups soup over each serving. Combine 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt and 6 teaspoons harissa in a small bowl. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture.

Ivy Manning, Cooking Light
APRIL 2010

More Middle Eastern Recipes: 

Lamb Tagine
Vegetable tagine
Fish Tagine
Spring Lamb Tagine
Chicken Tagine Moroccan Style
Chicken with Onions and Olives Tagine

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