Chickpea, Tomato and Bacon Soup

INGREDIENTS

    • 400g can chickpeas
    • 410g can tomatoes, chopped
    • 2 rashers bacon
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 500ml chicken stock
    • salt and pepper
    • juice of 1 lemon

METHOD

  1. Chop the bacon into small pieces. Fry the onion and bacon with the garlic until soft.
  2. Add the cumin, paprika and chickpeas, stir together for 2 minutes, then add the tomatoes and stock.
  3. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until reduced, and season to taste. Serves 4.

ALTERNATIVES

Garnish with a sprig of coriander,  garnish with chopped chives

For vegetarian, replace bacon with 1tbspn soy sauce and chicken stock with vegetable stock, and “sweat” onion and garlic with 2 stalks of celery with 1 teaspn olive oil.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVE

Energy 153 Cal; Protein 9.8g; Fat 7.8g; Saturated Fat 1.1g; Carbohydrates 11.6g; Sugars 3.3g; Dietary Fibre 5.4g; Sodium 220mg; Calcium 68mg; Iron 1.3mg