Yields4.5 Servings
Prep Time45 mins
Chickpea soup
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 tbsp. dry mix

Servings 4.5


Amount Per Serving
Calories 80Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Jonny’s Favorite Southwestern Chickpea Soup

You Will Also Need
 1 tbsp Oil
 1 lb Hot Italian sausage, Mexican chorizo or andouille
 4 cups Chicken broth
 14.50 oz Can diced tomatoes (for extra heat, use 10 ounce can tomatoes with green chilies)
 8-12 oz. Cooked or fresh chicken breast, cut up
Here's What You Do
  1. In a 4-quart pot heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Remove sausage from casing or purchase fresh bulk sausage not in casing.
  3. Sauté sausage, breaking up clumps, until thoroughly browned.
  4. Stir in contents of Southwestern Sausage & Chickpea Stew Mix.
  5. Add broth, tomatoes and chicken.
  6. Bring to a simmer, cover and continue to simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread.

Ingredients

You Will Also Need
 1 tbsp Oil
 1 lb Hot Italian sausage, Mexican chorizo or andouille
 4 cups Chicken broth
 14.50 oz Can diced tomatoes (for extra heat, use 10 ounce can tomatoes with green chilies)
 8-12 oz. Cooked or fresh chicken breast, cut up

Directions

Here's What You Do
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  1. In a 4-quart pot heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Remove sausage from casing or purchase fresh bulk sausage not in casing.
  3. Sauté sausage, breaking up clumps, until thoroughly browned.
  4. Stir in contents of Southwestern Sausage & Chickpea Stew Mix.
  5. Add broth, tomatoes and chicken.
  6. Bring to a simmer, cover and continue to simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread.
Jonny’s Favorite Southwestern Chickpea Soup

Recipe Adaptations

Vegan

This vegetable stew has plenty of texture with the addition of butternut squash.  Vegetarian sausage may be added for the last 5 minutes of cooking time, if desired.

You Will Also Need: 

  • 4 cups vegetable broth (32 oz.)
  • 1 lb. butternut squash, cubed
  • 14 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes (For extra heat, use 10 ounce can tomatoes with green chilies)
  • Optional: 1 can (14 oz.) of corn or hominy, drained

Here’s What You Do: 

  1. In a 4-quart pot heat broth to a simmer.
  2. Stir in stew mix and butternut squash. Simmer, covered for 20 minutes.
  3. Add drained corn or hominy and tomatoes and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. If desired, add pre-cooked vegetarian sausage for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread.

Slow Cooker

We do not recommend using a pressure cooker due to the short cooking time on the stovetop.

Pressure Cooker

We do not recommend using a pressure cooker due to the short cooking time on the stovetop.

Recipe Variations

INVENTIVE VARIATION: Southwestern Corn Soup Recipe
You Will Also Need: 

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1-10 ounce can tomatoes with green chiles

Here’s What You Do: 

  1. In a 4-quart pot heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté chicken in oil until browned.
  3. Add contents of Southwestern Sausage & Chickpea Stew Mix and stir well.
  4. Add broth, corn and tomatoes.
  5. Bring to a simmer, cover and continue to simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  6. Enjoy this Southwestern corn soup with cornbread on the side.

Cooking & Nutrition Tips

Remember these are soup-starter mixes, you can’t go wrong! Feel free to omit any of our recommended additions and/or add any of your favorites!

  • To boost vegetables, 1/3 cup chopped onions, and 4 minced garlic cloves with soup mix, and add one box frozen mixed vegetables in the final ten minutes of cooking time, and top each serving with slices of avocado.
  • To cut fat, prepare with any low-fat sausage or lean ground meat.
  • To reduce sodium: use a low-sodium broth, bone broth, or stock.
  • For added protein: add a can of your favorite bean (black, chickpea, navy, etc), chicken breast, or other plant-based protein option.
  • For added nutrition: look in your fridge/garden and add any vegetables you have on hand!