Chickpea and Big Shell Soup

13 Aug

So Jennifer told me about this recipe, and I decided I would make it. The batch it made was huuuge and I ate off it for a week, and I even gave a bunch to my roommates. The recipe is, like, stolen and scanned from somewhere else but I won’t tell anybody if you don’t. Shhh.


4 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, minced

2 carrots, minced

2 celery stalks, finely chopped

14-oz. can chickpeas

7-oz. can cannelini beans

2/3 cup pureed tomatoes

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 quarts vegetable stock

1 sprig of fresh rosemary

2 cups shells

salt and black pepper


Heat your oil and then cook your veggies for 5-7 minutes. Then, add your chickpeas and cannellini and cook for 5 minutes. Then stir in the water and tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.

These directions seem way too specific but I guess that’s how you do it if you’re writing recipes for a magazine.

Okay, so then add your stock, rosemary, salt, and pepper, and bring the whole kettle to a boil. Lower the heat to simmering and cover the pot and let it cook for, like, an hour. I went and watched a couple episodes of Avatar while this was going on.

So after the hour’s up, add the pasta and bring it back to a boil. Lower heat again and simmer for however long it takes to make the shells soft. Then you’re done!



One Response to “Chickpea and Big Shell Soup”

  1. energyanalysis August 13, 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    This was a really tasty soup. And it looks pretty!

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