An easy and budget-friendly vegan creamy soup.
If there is one thing I eat almost every day, one thing that I put in almost every meal and one thing I genuinely love the taste of, then that would be chickpeas. Combined together with peas, they create a powerful taste, perfect for an evening comfort meal. Combine together with some olive buns and you’ll be full before you know it.
Chickpeas and Peas Soup
- 1 cup peas
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1 onion
- 1 finely chopped carrot
- 4 tablespoons chopped tomato from a can
- 3 tablespoons oil of choice (I use olive)
- spices of choice (I love turmeric)
How to make the soup:
- Cut the onion into small pieces.
- Fry it in a bit of oil in a pot for a couple of minutes and afterwards add the finely chopped carrot.
- Fry them around for a few minutes and beware not to burn them.
- Add 2 tablespoons of water into the tomato and then add it to the pot.
- Stir around for a few minutes, after which you should add around 1 cup of water more.
- After the veggies got completely tender, add the chickpeas and peas to the pot.
- Add salt to taste and any additional spice that you like.
- Boil for around 10 minutes more and taste if it needs more salt before you turn off the heat.
- Use immersion blender to blend the soup to your desired consistency.
- You can work with chickpeas not from a can, in which case you need to set aside around 30 minutes to allow them to boil before cooking.
- Best enjoyed as a starter dish with some bread but you can also just eat it as a main as it is highly nutritious.
What can I use an immersion blender for?
It really depends on your blender but a powerful immersion blender should be able to blend almost any kinds of medium soft foods – even potatoes and vegetables making it perfect for every vegan kitchen – especially if you are a fan of cream soups. I want to talk about the uses of an immersion blender because I got one as a gift almost a year ago but didn’t start using it until recently – which I regret. You can use an immersion blender for:
- Making smoothies
- Making plant milkshakes
- Making pancake batter
- Making homemade mayo
- Making pesto
- Creating salad dressings
- Making hummus
- Making a tomato sauce for your lasagna (or anything else)
Check out some recipes for using your immersion blender right here.