Recipe by Sam Cooks Kindness
This Vegan Chickpea Orzo Soup is vegan, creamy, healthy and takes 30 minutes to make! Tender chickpeas and orzo and the warming flavors of sage in a creamy broth that feels indulgent and rich but is secretly healthy!
Are chickpeas sustainable?
Chickpeas are good for you and good for the environment! They are a great source of protein and fiber and are also high in vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and zinc. Chickpeas also have a low carbon and water footprint. Chickpeas pull nitrogen from the air and store it in the soil instead of needing chemical fertilizers. When chickpeas are harvested, they leave the valuable nitrogen in the ground for the next generation of crops. Chickpeas also use a fraction of the water needed to raise other food protein sources. Chickpeas are nut free, gluten free, and vegetarian making them a great high-protein option for many different types of eaters!
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Vegan Chickpea Orzo Soup
- 1 small sweet onion chopped small
- 1 large carrot chopped small
- 2 ribs celery chopped small
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 teaspoons dried sage
- ¼-½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 5½ cups vegetable broth
- ¾ cup dry orzo
- ⅓ cup raw cashews optional soaked overnight or boiled for 10 minutes
- ¾ cup unsweetened soy milk
- 1 can chickpeas 15.5oz drained
- 2 large handfuls baby spinach
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