Winter is soup season, and hounds love soups made from chickpeas (also called garbanzos) and vegetables, which are spiced in a variety of ways. blinknoodle recommends North African chickpea and kale soup and chickpea-parsnip soup; the latter is a creamy, puréed soup. paulj makes olla gitana (Gypsy pot), a Spanish recipe that includes pears in addition to vegetables, and is seasoned with saffron.

If you’d like a stew, rather than a soup, this slow-cooker spicy chickpea and spinach curry is “rather ‘brothy’ and very warm and filling on a cold day,” says arp29. This chickpea and spinach stew is delicious, says bear.

Discuss: veggie chickpea/garbanzo soups…any favourite recipes?

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