Rosemary Potato and Chickpea Soup

  • Yield: 4 servings

Roasting and pureeing adds rich flavors and satisfaction with less calories compared to traditional creamy soups.

Ingredients

2large russet potatoes (about 1 1/4 pounds), chopped into 1-inch pieces
2teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2cups chicken or vegetable broth, low sodium
1cup nonfat milk
1/4cup Greek style nonfat yogurt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. In large bowl, toss potatoes, rosemary, garlic, oil and dash of salt and pepper. Spread evenly onto roasting pan or baking sheet with a lip. Roast for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Stir in chickpeas and roast an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. In a large pot, add potato mixture, broth and milk. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium-low heat and simmer for 10 minutes uncovered.
  3. Ladle two-thirds of soup into blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Pour back into pot; cook another 5 minutes. Ladle into four bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon yogurt.
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