Garbanzo Soup

That cheese is toasty

That cheese is toasty

The slow-cooked beans really bring a fantastic flavor to this simple soup adapted from The Silver Spoon.

Creamed Garbanzo Bean Soup

  • 1 cup dried garbanzos soaked in cold water overnight then drained
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 4 slices bread lightly toasted
  • Melting cheese
  • Salt/pepper

Place garbanzos and onion in a large stock pot and cover with chicken stock and three cups water. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a low simmer and cover. Cook beans for two hours, stirring occasionally. Pour cooked beans into a blender and puree. Pour back in the pot and season with salt and pepper. Ladle out servings of soup in oven safe bowls. In a small frying pan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and rosemary and fry until oil begins to turn golden brown. Remove from heat and discard herbs. Pour oil into soup bowls, top with toasted bread and cheese and broil in an oven until cheese bubbles. Serve hot.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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8 Responses to Garbanzo Soup

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    I like the French onion soup topping to this especially.

  2. Cecile says:

    I got a kick out of your ‘This cheese is toasty’. I’m really into beans of all kinds recently – I’m going to make this very soon – FER SURE

  3. Cecile says:

    Question…. what do you think about me using canned garbanzo beans??

  4. This is a fun new soup to try! Loooove the gooey cheesy topping.

  5. Gorgeous, never thought of putting acheesy topping with garbanzos (and I love that in the good ole US of A you call them by their Spanish name!).

  6. Gerlinde says:

    This looks delicious, rich and cheesy.

  7. Raymund says:

    Now this is something new to me

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