chickpea revithia soup recipe

Chickpea (Revithia) soup recipe

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Chickpea (Revithia) soup recipe

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Recipe by Me To Mati #passionfood Course: Soups, MainCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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If you are feeling like something comfy and filling, then this wholesome chickpea soup is something you need to try for yourself.  It’s a simple dish with only a few ingredients which in most cases can be found in your pantry.

This soup is thick in texture and it has a distinct lemon flavour which makes for a perfect winter pleaser. Did you know that chickpeas are a fantastic source of protein?


  • 1 kg chickpeas (raw)

  • 3 onions (roughly chopped)

  • 3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

  • ½ red pepper – mild (finely chopped)

  • 2 bay leaves

  • olive oil

  • salt (to taste)

  • pepper (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon plain flour (sifted)

  • ½ cup lemon juice


  • Wash raw chickpeas and soak overnight (or for at least 4 hours).

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  • Discard chickpea water, rinsing soaked chickpeas in a large strainer.
  • Chickpeas will double in size and have a soft texture.
  • Add water to the large pot (high heat), adding chickpeas to pot.
  • Once water begins to boil, scrape foam from surface and repeat this until the majority of foam has been removed.
  • Add onions, pepper, garlic and olive oil (approx. 4 tablespoons) and mix ingredients thoroughly before adding salt (to taste).
  • Mix ingredients thoroughly and add bay leaves.
  • Cover pot and bring to boiling point.
  • Extract 1 large ladle spoon of cooked chickpeas to a small bowl and crush cooked chickpeas with a fork.
  • Add sifted flour to crushed chickpeas, mixing through before slowly adding lemon juice, continuing to mix through at the same time.
  • Slowly add 1 cup of chickpea soup (juice only) to the mixture, continuing to mix through at the same time.
  • Once the mixture has thickened, slowly combine (add to pot) whilst continuing to mix pot ingredients.
  • Cover pot and bring to boiling point before removing from heat and allowing to sit for 5 minutes before serving. chickpea recipes

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