This delicious soup tastes exactly like falafels and is sure to warm you up this winter! It’s perfect for a comforting weeknight dinner!
Well, I guess it’s December now! While it’s definitely getting colder (it’s supposed to freeze tonight) it’s hard for me to think of it as being winter now, but I guess it is. I have finally broken out the warm socks and puffy vests though, and the heat has been blasting in the house. Today also happens to be the first Thursday of the month, which means 30-Minute Thursday!! Make sure to check out all the other delicious 30 minute dinner recipes at the bottom of this post
This Easy Falafel Soup is the best way ever to start off your December! I’ve been watching marathon after marathon of Top Chef and I’m pretty sure I got the idea of falafel soup from someone on that show but all the episodes are a blur to me now.
I kid you not, this soup tastes exactly like falafels! It’s warm and creamy and so flavorful. I’m beginning to think I should turn all of my favorite foods into soups after this creation. I topped it off with some awesome tamari croutons, some chopped cilantro, a fresh squeeze of lemon and a big drizzle of tahini. Because you can’t do falafel without tahini!
I’m pretty sure this is going to be your new favorite soup this winter!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ small yellow onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground corriander
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 4-5 cups vegetable broth, depending on how thick you prefer your soup
- Optional toppings: chopped cilantro, tahini, fresh lemon juice
- 4 cups chopped bread, I used gluten free bagels
- 3 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons tamari, make sure gluten free if necessary
- 1 pinch salt
- Heat a large pot over medium heat and add olive oil and chopped onions. Cook for about 3 minutes and then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Next, add the chickpeas and all the spices. Stir and cook for 2 minutes before adding in the broth. Use 4 cups if you like a thicker soup and 5 cups for a thinner soup.
- Put the lid on the pot and bring soup to a boil. Once soup is boiling, remove from the heat and either blend with an immersion blender or blend soup in batches in the blender. Return soup to the pot and keep heated until ready to serve.
- Make the croutons while soup is coming to a boil. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the olive oil and cubed bread. Stir to ensure the bread is coated and then add a pinch of salt and the tamari. Cook croutons until they are crispy on the outside, about 7 minutes.
- Top each bowl of soup with croutons, chopped cilantro, tahini and fresh lemon juice.
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