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!Print
Easy Falafel Soup with Tamari Croutons & Tahini
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 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
- 1/4 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.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Category: Soup, Gluten Free, Vegan
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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I just bought a few new pairs of cozy socks that are fur lined, so bring on the winter! And soup season! This dish looks so good, Izzy! I’ve never had a falafel soup before, so I’m loving the creamy texture. Sounds perfect for the cold that is settling in!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
I always forget that it gets cold where you live. I always think of you in sunshine and warm temperatures. Lol. This soups sounds delicious. I love falafel, so I know I’d love a big bowl of this!
Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron says
Aaaah I LOVE Top Chef. I think they have a new season starting in the next few weeks? What a fun soup recipe! I love that swirl of tahini on top!
Looks wonderful! Thank you!
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
WOW this soup looks amazing Izzy! I love falafel and those croutons are the perfect touch!
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health says
You are a genius to turn falafel into soup! I’m so in love with this, I can barely stand it. It has been super cold and rainy here and all I want it soup so I’m thinking this will be happening very soon!
Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness says
Mmm, I love falafel and I love soup, so this sounds awesome to me! I’m a huge fan of easy soups too. They’re my favorite during this time of the year!
Every time I travel, I wind up watching Top Chef Junior on my flights (or is it Master Chef?? Not sure!) and I am so amazed by how creative these kids are with their recipe creations…. I sure as hell was not that good in the kitchen at age 12! Ha.
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says
Love this soup! It is so cold here this week so I’m definitely all about having soup constantly to warm up! Have to try this!
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This soup sounds amazing. I love chickpeas so I definitely need to try this one..Pinning this for later 🙂
She Likes Food says
Thanks, Stephanie! It’s my favorite soup I’ve eaten this season so far!