Hummus Soup

by Meg on February 11, 2011

My blogger buddy, Kath,  made hummus soup this week and I decided I had to try it out!

So I took a quick trip to Market Basket this morning and picked up some supplies. I didn’t have any stock in the freeze and had to buy store bought- bums!  I found this olive oil from California while I was shopping -with the coupon  for a $1 OFF(hanging on it’s neck) it was only $3.99! For that price, I had to try it…


Then, I came home and found a package from  Foodbuzz & Crisco. The oil froze- YIKES! Do you think I can still use it?


Back to the soup… I looked up a couple of recipes including Angela’s and Kalyn’s where Kath got hers. I played around with it and came up with this.


  • 2x 15 oz. cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • LARGE clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of low sodium chicken or vegetable stock plus 2 tbsp.. of stock for thinning(I used chicken)
  • 1 –2 tbsp. of tahini
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil + extra for drizzling on top
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes(optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley(optional as garnish)

Place a stockpot on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, and the onions. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until translucent. Then add the garlic, stock, tahini, cumin, lemon juice, chickpeas and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, and let simmer for 10 minutes. Cool slightly. Blend using an immersion blender, blender or food processor(I used a food processor). Add extra stock for a smoother consistency. Enjoy with fresh cracked pepper, parsley, and drizzled olive oil on top! Makes 1 quart.


It really does taste like hummus just slightly thinner in consistency. It is a VERY filling soup, so a small portion(1/2 cup) goes a long way!



Happy Friday!


Megan February 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm

That sounds delicious! I feel like even though it’s soup, I would still be tempted to dip some pieces of pita in it!

Meg February 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I ended up dipping blue corn tortilla chips mine… it was amazing!

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