A delicious, hearty soup that’s packed full of flavour and nutrients. This one-pot wonder uses our Lebanese Baharat to add bags of flavour along with a few extra aromatics like chilli, mint, and lemon, with fresh tomatoes and chickpeas as flavour vehicles and blended until smooth and creamy.
This recipe yields 6 serves so can feed a sizeable family, and can also easily be frozen for a later date. A budget-friendly, healthy, family-pleaser ready in minutes.
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Spices used in this recipe
Lebanese Baharat – Mild
The word baharat means “spice” in Arabic and refers to the aromatic blend of spice used throughout North Africa. This versatile spice blend is a great addition to any pantry.This all-purpose blend is as integral to Middle Eastern, particularly Lebanese, cuisine as garam masala is to Indian cuisine. Also similarly to garam masala the blends of baharat are individual to every region. It can be used as a bbq rub for meats, seasoning meat in the pan before stewing or as a garnish on a meal before serving.$3.45
Place a heavy-based pot on medium heat with a good drizzle of olive oil. When hot, add in your onion and saute until nice and soft – about 5 mins. Add your garlic, Baharat, and chilli and saute until nice and fragrant – about 1 min.
Add your tomatoes, mint leaves, and chickpeas to the spiced onion mixture and toss to coat. Pour your stock in, bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid. Leave on a low heat for 30 mins.
When done, Scoop about 1/4 into a separate bowl and then blend your soup in a blender or with a stick blender until smooth and transfer back the rest of the soup back into the pot. Stir through your butter. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with fresh mint leaves on top and extra lemon or chilli if you like, and enjoy!