The lowly cabbage is inexpensive and widely available all year round. It has a multitude of health benefits from the Eastern as well as the Western perspective. Known for its ability to cleanse the body and support cardiovascular health, it is a TCM remedy for colds and constipation. Chickpeas are a super food for digestion. Per TCM, they strengthen the spleen and heart and help clear dampness from the body.

Yields1 Serving
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1 small onion, diced
 1 teaspoon coriander
 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
 1 plum tomato, diced
 1/2 cabbage head, roughly chopped
 5 cups water (or broth)
 1/2 cup chickpeas
 1 potato, small cubes
 Salt to taste
1

Sauté the onion in hot oil until glassy.

2

Add the coriander and fennel seeds, stirring briefly.

3

Add the tomato and cabbage and stir for 1-2 minutes.

4

Add the water or broth.

5

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, and partially cover the pot.

6

Allow to boil gently for 15 minutes.

7

Add the chickpeas, potato and salt to taste.

8

Bring back to boil, then partially cover the pot and boil gently until the vegetables are soft, about another 15 minutes.

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Ingredients

 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1 small onion, diced
 1 teaspoon coriander
 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
 1 plum tomato, diced
 1/2 cabbage head, roughly chopped
 5 cups water (or broth)
 1/2 cup chickpeas
 1 potato, small cubes
 Salt to taste

Directions

1

Sauté the onion in hot oil until glassy.

2

Add the coriander and fennel seeds, stirring briefly.

3

Add the tomato and cabbage and stir for 1-2 minutes.

4

Add the water or broth.

5

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat, and partially cover the pot.

6

Allow to boil gently for 15 minutes.

7

Add the chickpeas, potato and salt to taste.

8

Bring back to boil, then partially cover the pot and boil gently until the vegetables are soft, about another 15 minutes.

CHICKPEA AND CABBAGE SOUP
3 Responses to CHICKPEA AND CABBAGE SOUP
  1. Nice Arabic Souo meal.

  2. I love this soup! Would you add anything else?


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