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Chick Pea and Coconut Soup

Updated on March 17, 2011

This soup is a great way to incorporate beans into your diet. Chickpeas are common and can be purchased canned or dried. If you purchase dried ones, ensure that you allow at least 8 hours of soaking time before using them. The lemon grass in this recipe adds a beautiful flavor.


1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1 medium onion (chopped finely)

2 stalks of celery (chopped finely)

1 - 19 oz. can chick peas, drained and rinsed (540 ml)

5 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)

2 ½ tsp. curry powder

3 Tbsp. dried lemon grass OR

grated zest of 1 lemon

1 - 7 oz. can coconut milk (196 ml)

Salt and pepper to taste

In large sauce pan, saute onion and celery in oil for 5 minutes.  Add chick peas, lemon grass, or lemon zest, and simmer 15 minutes.  If you are using fresh lemon grass, remove the stalk.  Using a hand blender, puree the soup.  Return to saucepan.  Add curry powder and upper part of the lemon grass.  Simmer for an additional 10 minutes.  Add coconut milk.  Allow soup to reheat, but do not let it boil.  Serve with a garnish of parsley or basil.


Note:  You can substitute the dried lemon grass or lemon zest with fresh lemon grass.  This will give better flavoring to the soup.  Use one stalk of lemon grass. Prepare it by removing the outer layer.  Cut the stalk off and use in the stock.  Finely chop the upper white part of the lemon grass.  Substitute this for the dried lemon grass or lemon zest. 



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    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      Vinaya Ghimire -- :) Enjoy!! I have many more vegan recipes if you like. I haven't written them here, but I would be happy to send you some. :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Wow, I can make this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Patty Inglish, MS - It's perfect for a light meal! Thanks Patty, and enjoy!

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      9 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      The recipe sounds delicious, especially for a summer evening. Thanks! rated Up and Awesome.

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Healthy Soup Recipes -- The soup is as nutritious as what you put into it. The key is to pick fresh and nutrition packed ingredients into it. I also add additional value such as wheat germ, ground flax, vitamins, etc. into the soup. Thanks for your comments!

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      healthy soup recipes 

      9 years ago

      I love beans. I should try this soup on of these days. veggie soups are very nutritious and good for the body.

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Canada

      Ioua - Tastes great and is really healthy too!

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      10 years ago from Elsewhere, visiting Earth ~ the segregated community planet

      Good stuff, I love soups; and this one sounds like its really good...

    • Beth100 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Canada

      theherbivorehippi -- I'm positive that you will love this soup! Enjoy!!

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      11 years ago from Holly, MI

      This recipe certainly caught my eye! I love coconut an chick peas and I love that it's easily altered to make Vegan. Will bookmark this one to try for sure!


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