Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup

This Sunday let’s enjoy International recipe of one-pot meal with yummy, healthy diet friendly ‘Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup’.

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup


  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil plus more for garnish
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 celery sticks finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 400 gms crushed tomatoes 
  • 400gms chickpeas, soaked, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  • 200 g baby spinach, about 2 handfuls


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, and chopped celery and cook until onion becomes translucent (reduce heat if they start to brown).
  3. Add spices (cinnamon, cumin, cayenne pepper and paprika) and cook for about one minute, stirring.
  4. Add crushed tomatoes, chickpeas and broth (chickpeas should be just covered by the broth – if they’re not covered, add just enough water to cover them).
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove soup from the heat.
  8. Using a potato masher, mash some of the soup directly in the pot.
  9. Stir in spinach and let it cook through the heat of the soup for a couple of minutes until wilted.
  10. Adjust salt and pepper if needed and serve with a drizzle of olive oil.