Tuesday, April 23, 2013

kale and chickpea detox soup

husband and i call this our detox soup and this recipe tends to make the rounds after those weekends where we tend to fall off the health wagon. this gets us right back on track and it will do the same for you. try it... your insides will thank you.

>> kale and chickpea detox soup <<


2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
4 small-medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1/4 head of green cabbage, roughly chopped
1 tsp fennel seed
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
2 small bay leaves
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
pinch of saffron (or turmeric powder)
1/2 tsp salt
5-6 cups vegetable broth
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
2 big handfuls of fresh kale, chopped


heat a large pot over medium heat. add olive oil and add chopped onions, carrots, and cabbage. cook until tender, about 7-10 minutes. add fennel seed, ginger, cumin, chili powder, cinnamon powder, bay leaves, saffron, and a pinch of salt. cook for a minute just to develop flavors from all spices. add drained chickpeas with the vegetable broth. stir and bring to a gentle simmer. cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes. discard bay leaves and add handfuls of fresh chopped kale. stir and allow kale to wilt for 5 minutes on simmer before serving. add red pepper flakes for a bit of heat if you desire.

many thanks to kiran for her recipe inspiration

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