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Thick Hummus-Style Soup

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 35 mins Slow Cook 10 hrs to 12 hrs  (low) or 5 to 6 hours (high) Bake 300°F 12 mins
Thick Hummus -Style Soup
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • 8  cups  vegetable broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 6  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1  tablespoon  ground cumin
  • 1  teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 1  teaspoon  ground turmeric
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1 6  ounce carton  plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/3  cup  tahini
  • 1/3  cup  lemon juice
  • 1/3  cup  snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 1 - 2  whole grain pita bread rounds
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1 1/4  cups  chopped red sweet pepper (1 large)
  •  Toasted sesame seeds* (optional)
Directions

1. Rinse beans. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven combine beans and enough water to cover. Bring to boiling. Boil, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse beans. Place in a 4- or 5-quart slow cooker. Add broth, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and salt.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

3. Stir yogurt, tahini, and lemon juice into mixture in cooker. Using an immersion blender,** carefully blend soup. Stir in parsley.

4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Chop enough pita bread into - to 1/2-inch pieces to equal 2 cups; toss with olive oil. Spread in a shallow baking pan; bake for 12 to 13 minutes or until crisp, stirring once.

5. Serve soup topped with sweet pepper, pita bread pieces, and, if desired, sesame seeds.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • To toast sesame seeds, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread sesame seeds in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and stirring once or twice.
**
  • If you don't have an immersion blender, cool slightly and process in batches in a regular blender.
Nutrition Facts (Thick Hummus -Style Soup)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 351,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 47,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 12,
  • sugar (g) 10,
  • pro. (g) 18,
  • vit. A (IU) 875,
  • vit. C (mg) 36,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 347,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 768,
  • Potassium (mg) 907,
  • calcium (mg) 141,
  • iron (mg) 5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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