Mint and garlic chickpea soup


You’ll need:

  • 800 gr canned chickpeas
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups of water or chicken broth
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 6 tbs olive oil
  • the juice of one lemon
  • bunch of mint
  • bunch of parsley
  • salt
  • pepper
  • pinch of cayenne
  • pumpkin seeds
  • black sesame seeds


  1. drain the canned chickpeas and thoroughly wash them in a drainer, under cold water;
  2. add the chickpeas, half the water, the garlic, the oil and half the lemon juice in a blender and blitz until smooth;
  3. add the puree into a sauce pan and bring it to a simmer – add more water according to your desired consistency;
  4. add the spices and let it simmer for 5 more minutes;
  5. on the turned off hub, stir in the chopped mint and parsley;
  6. in another pan, add the pumpkin seeds and roast them until nutty and aromatic;
  7. taste the soup and add more lemon and spices, according to your taste;
  8. add it in a bowl and top it with pumpkin and sesame seeds;

Enjoy it while warm and lazy!