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Vegan Greek Chickpea Soup - Revithiosoupa

Vegan Greek Chickpea soup, known as Revithiosoupa is a hearty, comforting soup with the simplest yet most delicious flavors. A bowl of this soup is all you need to warm up your soul on a cold night.
Course Soup
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 175kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups dry chickpeas
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp dry oregano
  • 1/2` tbsp chili flakes optional
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon adjust the quantity as per your taste
  • Salt as per taste

Instructions

  • Wash and soak dry chickpeas in water for atleast 7 hours or overnight.
  • Put the soaked chickpeas and water in a pressure cooker. The level of water shall be slightly above the chickpeas. Pressure cook till three whistles on medium flame. We want to partially cook the chickpeas.
  • Heat around a tablespoon of olive oil in a pot and add minced garlic to it. Saute for a few seconds and then add the chopped onion. Cook till it becomes translucent.
  • Add the boiled chickpeas, along with the water in which it was cooked, salt, oregano, chili flakes, and olive oil. Mix well, cover the pot and allow to cook on low flame for another 20-30 minutes.
  • To serve, take out the soup in a bowl, drizzle some olive oil, lemon juice, and chopped parsley. Dip your toasted bread in this creamy vegan chickpea soup from Greece and enjoy.

Notes

To save time, I use pressure cooker and partially cook the chickpeas. However, the real taste comes from the slow cooking of chickpeas in a pot over low flame. So, once the chickpeas are partially cooked, I allow them to cook in a normal pot for 25-30 minutes.If you want, you can skip the pressure cooker step and do the entire cooking in a normal pot. It will take around 1.5-2 hours to cook it like that, 

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg