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Squash and Chickpea Stew with Greens

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This is an impromtu soup I made last week which got rave reviews from the kids. I made this again tonight and wrote down the recipe so I would not forget. Chickpeas are a GREAT source of fiber and protein. The squash and greens make this a nutritional WINNER!! Tonight I’m serving this with some dollop of Greek yogurt, whole wheat bread made in our breadmader, and asian pears. YUM!! Serve warm leftovers in the morning and pack this hearty soup lunch in a thermos. Pack an apple and some leftover crusty bread for a complete lunch!

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
1 tablespoon olive oil
olive oil
1
tablespoon
1 onion, diced (large)
onion
1
diced
large
3 cloves garlic, minced
garlic
3
cloves
minced
½ teaspoon ginger, minced
ginger
½
teaspoon
minced
2 carrots, sliced
carrots
2
sliced
32 ounces broth (vegetable)
broth (vegetable)
32
ounces
20-24 ounces butternut squash, peeled and seeded
butternut squash
20-24
ounces
peeled and seeded
1 teaspoon cumin
cumin
1
teaspoon
¼ teaspoon turmeric
turmeric
¼
teaspoon
½ teaspoon salt
salt
½
teaspoon
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
black pepper
teaspoon
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
teaspoon
4 large leaves kale, chopped
kale
4
large leaves
chopped
15 ounces chickpeas, drained and rinsed
chickpeas
15
ounces
drained and rinsed
½ cup greek yogurt (optional)
greek yogurt
½
cup
optional

Method

Heat olive oil in a large heavy pan. Cook onion for about 3-4 minute until transluscent. Add garlic, ginger and carrots and cook 1-2 more minutes. Add broth and squash and bring to a boil. Add cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Reduce to a simmer and cook with lid on until squash is softened, checking periodically. This will take about 15-25 minutes. Use back of a spoon to smash about 1/2 of the squash against the side of the pan, stiring smashed squash into the broth to thicken it. Add chickpeas and kale and cook another 10-15 minutes until kale is fully wilted. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt on top.

Babyfood Option:

This makes a great baby food, but you can add the salt and cayenne pepper later when squash has softened. Grab a cupful of the plain, unspiced soup and run it through the blender or food processor to make a great textured purée. Then add more spices for your older tasters.

Prep time
15 min
Cook time
45 min
Cost per serving:
$1.48
Yields/Serves:
5 (double for a great "Cook Once, Eat Twice" option)

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “Yum! I like this soup.” —Asa, age 7
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum. I like the chickpeas and the flavor of the soup.” —Zane, age 11
😫😟😐😀😍 “Wow, it's really nice! Good flavor.” —Neville, a grownup.
😫😟😐😀😍 “We eat this regularly at home. I always like this soup.” —Daryle, a grownup.