Hummus Soup with Kalamata Olives and Mint

  • Yield servings

Like baba ghanoush, some variation on hummus is found in most Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. Why not turn the same humble ingredients into a soup?

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50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley / Andrews McMeel Publishing

Ingredients

1 cup dried chick peas
6 cups water
1 teaspoon cumin seed
1 teaspoon coriander seed
2 tablespoons tahini
2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt
1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or mint

Instructions

  1. Rinse the chickpeas thoroughly and place them in a 7-quart slow cooker along with the water. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, until the chickpeas are tender.
  2. Coarsely grind the cumin and coriander seeds and add them and the tahini and lemon juice to the chickpeas. Use a garlic press to mince the garlic into the soup. Using a handheld immersion blender, puree the chickpeas to the desired consistency.
  3. Ladle the soup into bowls. Top each with yogurt, olives, and parsley.

— From 50 Simple Soups for the Slow Cooker by Lynn Alley / Andrews McMeel Publishing

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