Curried Chickpea and Kale Soup- This is probably one of the easiest soups you’ll ever make! Literally everything goes into the blender, you whiz it around for a minute until everything is pureed, and then pour it in a pot let it simmer for about 10 min. That’s it! That’s all! Voila, you have a healthy dinner, lunch, or snack.
The blended chickpeas help to make this soup extra creamy and rich (without any cream) . Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo beans) are packed with fiber, protein, magnesium, potassium and iron. All of that is good for your heart and digestive system. If that wasn’t enough, this soup also has superfood Kale which is high in iron, vitamins A, C & K, and contains powerful antioxidants. Kale also has anti-inflammatory properties.
The nutritional value of Kale is off the charts! But, unfortunately I find it to be a little bitter sometimes. I like to combine it with foods that help to soften that bitterness, like in the recipe for Curried Chickpea and Kale soup. The creaminess of the chickpeas, slight sweetness of the coconut milk, and spiciness of the curry do just that. The outcome is a hearty, heart healthy flavorful meal. Chickpeas + Kale = creamy flavorful curried soup for the win!
Serve with toasted pita or warm bread for a light but filling meal.
** recipe inspired by Coconut Chickpea soup in Clean Eating Magazine Fall 2014 Dinner in 30 - I cant find a link to the exact recipe, but here's a link to Clean Eating magazine
Curried Chickpea and Kale Soup
- 2 cans chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
- 2 cups vegetable broth low sodium
- 2 cups fresh kale leaves tough stems removed and torn into pieces ( I prefer the curly variety of kale for the recipe)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 ¾ cups coconut milk lite or low-fat ( Thai coconut milk in the can)
- 1 Tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp honey or agave for Vegan option
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until completely smooth.
- Pour soup into a medium pot and heat on medium-high. Allow soup to simmer for 10 min, stirring occasionally. Top with fresh cracked pepper.
Hello! Does this keep well in the fridge? And for how long?
Hi ML- yes it stores in the fridge really well! (for about 3-4 days). It may appear "thicker" when it's cold, but heat it up before thinning it out ( if necessary- with water/vegetable broth/coconut milk) to your desired consistency.
OMG OMG OMG this soup is delicious!!!!! I have to leave a review. It was quick and packed full of flavor!!!!
Thanks Brandy! I'm so glad you liked it! and much appreciate you taking the time to leave a review!
How many calories for a bowl?
Leah- I added the nutritional values at the bottom of the recipe (approx. 202 cal for 1/6 of recipe) Hope you enjoy!
Mary Kay Keller
I love these soup recipes. This tastes awesome. I only found two others, creamy cauliflower and cheddar soup and curried carrot coconut soup. Do you have more simplistic healthy soups?
Wow !! I love chickpea soups. I can't wait to try making this awesome recipe on later today for my family. Really looks Yummy !!
I just made this and the kale make the soup chewy. My blender wasn't working, so I used the food processor. I had cut out the stems and steamed the kale a bit because I was afraid of it being too noticeable in the soup. Is it supposed to be super creamy? Mine isn't.
Susan...yes the soup should be nice and creamy...there are many varieties of Kale, some are more "chewy" than others. You might try the Tuscan, Lacinato, or Dinosaur (it's called many things) variety. Or, you could also use baby kale (which looks more like spinach) and is usually available where the bagged lettuces are in the grocery store.
how large are the chick pea cans? 540ml/19oz?
Tatjana...I used 15.5oz (439g) cans.
I have a big bunch of kale that's getting a bit wilty for salads but would be perfect for soup! I might try sautéing the kale and garlic together before blending. Can't wait to try!
Evi @ greenevi
Such a great idea, I love chickpea soups. I think kale is amazing in salads or smoothies, but I have never tried in a soup before. Now I have to recreate this 🙂
Thalia @ butter and brioche
What a delicious soup recipe! I have never made a soup with kale before, so you definitely have inspired me to add some next time I make a soup. Pinned!
Millie | Add A Little
This looks delicious! I love the creaminess chickpeas give!