Chickpea Tortilla Soup

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzos, are hearty legumes that stand up to heat better than many other beans. Enjoy their perfect texture (and the seven grams of protein one half-cup supplies!) in this slightly spicy, tomato-based soup. Sprinkle with crushed blue corn tortilla chips as a gluten-free alternative to croutons!

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Chickpea Tortilla Soup

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. fresh oregano, finely chopped
10 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes
2 cans (15 oz. each) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 box (14.5 oz.)  low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 bag blue corn tortilla chips, crushed, for topping
2 chives, finely chopped, for topping

Directions

1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook garlic powder and chili powder for 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients except for chips and chives; bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes.

2. Transfer to serving bowls; top with crushed tortilla chips and chives. Serve warm.

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of  TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of howClean Eating  saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on  Facebook,  Twitter  and  Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!

About Amie Valpone

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food.

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