Detox Chickpea and Parsley Soup

This is another gluten free recipe for detox hearty, comforting soup. The combination of chickpeas, parsley and fresh lemon juice create a rich and satisfying soup. These simple ingredients deliver powerful detox benefits to your body. Parsley boosts the productivity of one of our liver’s enzymes that detoxes our bodies. This delicate herb has powerful anti-inflammatory benefits that help fight against allergies and inflammatory disorders. Chickpeas are an excellent vegetarian source of iron, protein and fiber. These delicious beans can also naturally suppress the appetite and help us maintain a healthy body weight.

Ingredients

1 ½ cup dry chickpeas (4 ½ cups cooked)
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium organic onion, finely chopped
1 bunch organic fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
½ tsp. GF ground cardamom, if you don't have cardamom, you can use turmeric
4 cups organic gluten free chicken or vegetable stock + 1 cup water
Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

Soak chickpeas overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse
In a large soup pot, sauté onions and parsley in olive oil over medium-low heat for 3 minutes. Stir in cardamom and chickpeas, then chicken stock and water. Cook covered over low heat for about 1-½ hours, until just tender
Cool soup slightly, then using a blender or food processor puree the soup roughly leaving some texture. Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick add some water
Note: Using canned organic chickpeas. Use 3 (15 oz. cans) Drain and rinse chickpeas under cold water and follow the same steps, except cook the chickpeas only for 20 minutes


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