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Wheat Berry and Chickpea Soup


  • Author: https://mayihavethatrecipe.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 cups 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian soup
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Vegan

Description

FThis satisfying and body-warming Wheat Berry and Chickpea Soup features the humble and antioxidant-rich chickpea, making it your best defense against flu and cold season.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried chickpeas (soaked overnight with 4 cups of water and 2 tsp baking soda)
  • 1/2 cup wheat berries (soaked overnight together with the chickpeas)
  • 7 cups water
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 115 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp dry thyme
  • pinch of cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse soaked chickpeas and wheat berries
  2. In a medium soup pot bring chickpeas, wheat berries and 4 cups of water to a soft boil for 20 minutes
  3. Add another 3 cups of water and the rest of the ingredients except for the lemon and cilantro. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes
  4. Before serving add lemon and fresh cilantro.

Notes

NOTE: Overnight soaking in NOT included in the prep time

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 6.5
  • Fat: 1.9
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 27
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 7.4
  • Cholesterol: 0
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