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Moroccan Garbanzo Soup

chickpea soup

One of the world’s most famous and delicious cuisines, Moroccan food can be simple or complex. Try this soup for a delectable taste bud experience that also contains fiber and spices that are good for your health.



  • 4 cups garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups tomatoes, canned
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable base
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2/3 cup couscous, uncooked



  1. Sauté onion and spices in the oil until onion softens.
  2. Add garbanzo beans, tomatoes, couscous, water and vegetable base and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to simmer and cook 3 minutes until couscous is soft.
  4. Add herbs, lemon juice and salt.


Nutrition Information

  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 230


This information has been approved by Clinical Nutrition Services (February 2012). For specific diet information tailored to your needs, we recommend you consult with one of our registered dietitians.

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