Tunisian Garlic Chickpea Soup is a copycat of a soup I recently had at a local eatery. I had never had this before but quickly knew this was a recipe I wanted to duplicate. Of course they wouldn’t hand over their recipe so a little guess-work was needed. I love to try to duplicate something that I’ve had at a restaurant, it’s a challenge that drives me. Besides it also gives me a goal to shoot for, and hopefully it will turn out as good, or better.
The spiciness of this soup, although not too spicy is one of my favorite things about it. Always up for chunky vegetables and what they add to any dish like in my Chunky Vegetable Spaghetti Sauce or my Coconut Curry Bowl, I love me a good bunch of chunky vegetables. Chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans give this soup some heartiness and are the meat of the this recipe although not meat is needed, just a good legume that brings out the African ethnicity.
Some day I would love to travel around the world and try the flavors of the spices and herbs that I cook with in the countries that they originate from and the dishes that those cultures are famous for. I’m sure what I create probably isn’t exactly like what you might find in North Africa or what I am creating at the moment, but concocting is part of the fun of cooking and it doesn’t hurt to put your spin on a dish that you are making.
So don’t get stuck on cooking the same old dishes month after month, break out of your mold and test out some recipes that you have found, hopefully on this blog 🙂 and elsewhere and get creative. Let your culinary talent shine.
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings