Immune Boosting Chickpea and Parsley Soup

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This Immune Boosting Chickpea and Parsley Soup is the perfect way to fight off cold and flu season! It’s packed with nutrients and antioxidants that boost immunity, and it’s easy to make. 

Why do chickpeas and parsley boost our immune system?

Chickpeas and parsley boost our immune system because of the high concentration of vitamins and minerals. Chickpeas are an excellent source of zinc, iron, and folate. They also contain significant amounts of vitamins A, C, and K. 

Parsley is also a good source of vitamins A and C. Together, these nutrients work to boost our immune system and help to keep us healthy.

What are the benefits of eating parsley?

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Parsley is a popular herbal remedy that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Parsley contains various nutrients essential for good health, including vitamin C, iron, and folate. So eating parsley is a good way to promote overall health.

It also contains antioxidants and phytochemicals that offer some health benefits and may help build our immune system. For example, some research suggests that consuming parsley may help protect against cancer and reduce inflammation. 

Parsley is also known to help detoxify our bodies and has been shown to act as a natural diuretic, increasing urination and preventing kidney stone formation.

Why are chickpeas so healthy?

cooked chickpeas in a bowl

 

Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, fibre, iron, zinc and folate. They also happen to be low in fat and contain no cholesterol. So chickpeas are a good choice for people looking to improve their heart health or keep a healthy weight.

Why should we boost our immune system in cooler months?

As the weather cools down and we head into winter, it’s important to take steps to boost our immune system. One simple way to do this is by enjoying a delicious and nutritious soup like Immune Boosting Chickpea and Parsley Soup.

This soup is packed with ingredients that are known for their immune-boosting properties. For example, both chickpeas and parsley are rich in vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are essential for a strong immune system. Additionally, the soup also contains fresh lemon juice, a powerful antioxidant.

Can you freeze chickpea and parsley soup?

One of the best things about this soup is that it can be easily frozen and stored for later. 

Freezing is a great option if you have leftovers from this soup or want to make a batch ahead of time. When freezing this soup, be sure to use freezer-safe containers or bags. 

To thaw, place the frozen soup in the refrigerator overnight or for a few hours before reheating. Making it easy to enjoy a healthy bowl of soup whenever you need it.

Why are soups high in fiber so healthy?

bowl of chickpea and parsley. soup

 

Soups are a great way to get in your daily dose of fiber. Fiber is essential for keeping you regular, but it also has several other health benefits.

Fiber helps to keep you feeling full, so you’re less likely to overeat. It also helps to regulate blood sugar levels and can even help to lower cholesterol levels.

So next time you’re looking for a healthy and hearty soup option, choose one high in fiber, like this chickpea and parsley soup.

So why not give your immune system a little boost this winter by enjoying a bowl of this delicious and healthy soup? Your body will thank you!

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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 broth + 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice or to taste
  • Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste
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    Instructions

  • Soak chickpeas overnight in cold water. Rinse and drain
  • In a large soup pot, sauté onions and parsley in olive oil for 3 minutes. Stir in cardamom and chickpeas, then chicken broth and water. Simmer covered for about 1-½ hours, or until 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 water or broth until you reach desired consistency
  • Note: If 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 for only 20 minutes
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    One Response to Immune Boosting Chickpea and Parsley Soup

    • Kristina May 1, 2021

      delicious!

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