Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ditalini Garbanzo (Chickpea) Florentine Soup


2 cups cooked chickpea's canned or freshly made
2 cups ditalini pasta boiled and drained
6 plum tomatoes diced
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 can of diced tomatoes not drained
1 can tomato paste plus two cans of water
2 cloves minced garlic
1 bag fresh spinach chopped
1 16oz can chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, oregano, parsley and garlic powder
grating cheese for garnish


In a large saucepan, add oil and garlic saute till brown. Add chickpea's and spinach and saute till wilted 2 to 3 minutes. Add spices, chicken broth, tomatoes, water and wine. Simmer for around 1/2 hour. Add separately boiled pasta. If too thick add more water for desired thickness. Top with red pepper flakes and grating cheese.  Serve with garlic bread.

33 comments:

Federica said...

Chickpea soup is one of my favorites. This version with spinach looks really tasty. I want to try it, thanks for the suggestion :) Bye, have a great day

Dzoli said...

chickpea in the soup.This is whole meal Id say;)

Su said...

Wonderfull dish... I love garbanzo although I do not eat it often.

Big Dude said...

Looks delicious Claudia. We make a similar one with white beans and kale, (http://bigdudesramblings.blogspot.com/2009/12/white-bean-ditalini-soup-and-another.html) and will have to try yours with the tomato flavor.

Greg said...

This sounds really good! Easy to make and full of flavor. This would make a great weeknight meal.

Belinda @zomppa said...

A hearty, filling, comfort!

Mari said...

Delicious Dinner!! The garbanzos must make a great soup.


Happy Wednesday :)

Emily Malloy said...

Oh my! This looks heavenly!

Lizzy said...

What a great, hearty soup! Cool and rainy here...I'd love a bowl of this right now :)

Kathleen said...

Claudia, this sounds delish. SU thumbs up girlfriend! Just curious, is the amount of white wine correct?
xoKathleen

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, I love soup!! I started making soup too. The weather is getting cooler, thankfully, and the soups on! I made a similar soup the other day. Yours sounds delish!
I will keep your brother in my prayers.

Blessings to you my dear friend, Catherine ox

ARLENE said...

Somehow I ended up with 3 cans of ceci in my cupboard; now I know how to use them! This looks delish!

the food dude said...

Very hearty and comforting, great soup idea! Thanks!

Reeni said...

Your thick and hearty soup looks so good! I'm ready for some comfort food.

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Claudia, this is totally my kind of soup!! I love that you used chickpeas!! I am going to make this!

Vicki Bensinger said...

Claudia this souP looks delicious and hearty. Would you consider it more like a stew?

Ann said...

Claudia - I have to say I LOVE this flavor combination! GREAT soup!

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

I love chickpea in every form, soup, farinata, falafel…so versatile and delicious :)

Hugs to you!

Gera

easyfoodsmith said...

WOW! I could eat this right away! Yummmm....

firefoodie said...

oh yes, that looks so much like the hearty 'minestrone' my Italian/Croatian grandmother used to make, she used beans and parmesan chese, but yum!

Veronica Gantley said...

Oh Claudia, when I saw that picture of your soup I wanted to grab a spoon and dig in. Cold and rainy here sure could use it. Thanks for sharing.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

This looks great, I LOVE chickpeas! Thanks!

Tina said...

Nice ot see all these hearty soup recipes being posted-great for the fall weather.
This one is unique and I like the idea of chickpeas in soup-yum!

Megan's Cookin' said...

Looks amazing!

Joanne said...

Perfect! As you know, the weather is turning in NY so this soup is going to show up on our table very, very soon.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love chick peas and this looks like a wonderful soup. I'm glad i came over from Arlene's blog!

anthony stemke said...

A neat soup meal. We love Ceci so this is a perfect recipe for us.
Thank You.

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Free Spirit Eater said...

This looks so incredibly delicious! Wish I had this for dinner! I was so busy writing I almost forgot to eat. Thanks for sharing, looks great. I love this hearty soup. =]

Krissy said...

I love ditalini and chickpeas. I often puree them with olive oil and herbs for a pasta topping, but this soup is a great way to welcome fall. Nicely done!

Catherine said...

I just love chick pea soup! What is not to love. There are so many ways to prepare it and your soup sounds delish! Blessings, Catherine xo

elisabeth@foodandthrift said...

I love chickpea soup, and yours is so hearty, and delicious. The ditalini is a perfect pasta with it!

Judee@ gluten Free A-Z said...

Claudia,
I try to incorporate a lot of beans into our diet. I love this idea for chickpeas, especially the addition of spinach.

easyfoodsmith said...

What a delicious and hearty meal!