Chickpea, Coconut and Ginger Soup

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Chickpea, Coconut and Ginger Soup

Slow cooker meals are wonderful for a few reasons. They are easy – set and forget. They are nutritious. And they are easy on your digestion, which mean more energy for you!

Simple tips to avoid are listed below too – to keep you feeling light and full of vital and not heavy and bloated. 

Chickpea, Coconut and Ginger Soup

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4 serves
Calories 258 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp ginger grated
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 2 cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 300 g mushrooms sliced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F)  
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot. 
  • Add the garlic, ginger, onion and mushrooms into the pot and cook on a medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add chickpeas and season well with salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer the chickpea mixture into the slow cooker and pour in the water, vegetable stock, coconut milk and carrots and stir well. Cook on low for 4 hours and stir well, crushing the chickpeas, the leave for a further 4 hours. Alternatively, cook on high for 4 hours, stirring and crushing the chickpeas half way through. You can use a potato masher to squash as many chickpeas as you like. Or you can use an immersion blender to make it a smooth soup. Or you can remove half the batch and bland it and then return it to the pot and get the best of both worlds!

Notes

  1. If soaking and cooking dried chickpeas, remember they triple in size. So prepare about 1.5 cups for this recipe.
  2. Soak dried chickpeas in filtered water with a pinch of Himalayan salt overnight.
  3. Rinse and then cook in a pot with filtered water until they are soft. Add 1 teaspoon turmeric and 1 teaspoon salt to enhance protein digestion.
  4. Drain and use in recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 19gSodium: 1102mgPotassium: 689mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 7895IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 4mg
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