Chickpea Spinach & Pasta Soup

Chickpea Spinach & Pasta Soup [Serves 4]

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup small pasta shapes
  • 227g fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook for 6 to 8 minutes until just softened.
  2. Pour in the tomatoes, broth, chickpeas and pasta. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the pasta is tender, but not mushy.
  3. Stir in the chopped spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes. Season with pepper to taste.

Extra Notes: For other healthy choices and a slightly different flavor, try switching up the pasta for other options like quinoa, spelt or kalmut pasta