Spiced Chickpea Soup with Pita Toast

Spiced Chickpea Soup with Greens

Coconut cream makes this soup so silky and delish.

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tbsp. Original Ghee
  • 5 garlic cloves -minced or finely chopped
  • 1 large yellow sweet onion
  • 2 inches fresh ginger root -peeled, finely chopped
  • good salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 Teas. smoked sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. ground turmeric + more for garnishing
  • 1 Teas. chili pepper flakes + more for garnishing
  • 2 15oz cans chickpeas -drained, rinsed well
  • 1 15oz cans full fat coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 2 cups of veggie or chicken broth
  • 1 bunch of Swiss chard -stems removed, cut into small bite-size (use spinach or kale)
  • 1 cup fresh mint -julienned for garnishing
  • Yogurt for garnishing -optional
  • Curried sunflower seeds for garnishing -see recipe on site

Instructions
 

  • Melt the ghee in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and ginger – season with salt and pepper and cook for about 4 minutes, or until the onions are a bit translucent and start to brown.
  • Add the turmeric, paprika, chili pepper flakes, chick peas and season with salt and pepper and a splash of broth. Cook and stir frequently for about 8-10 minutes so the chickpeas cook in the spices and ghee. They will begin to brown and get crispy.
  • Smash the chickpeas against the side of the pan with a wooden spoon which will help to thicken the soup. Remove about 1 cup of chickpeas and set aside.
  • Bring to simmer, scraping and stirring occasionally till the soup has thickened, 20+minutes. If your desired consistency is not met, continue to cook until you like the thickness of the soup.
  • Add Swiss chard and stir, making sure it has all submerged under the liquid. Cook till wilted and soft for 3-5minutes. Kale will take longer to soften. Season again with salt and pepper.
  • Divide among bowls, top with reserved chickpeas, mint, yogurt dusted with sweet paprika, turmeric and curried sunflower seeds. Serve alongside with toasted pita.

Notes

Toasted Pita – spread a very thin layer of ghee onto the pita. Dash it with turmeric, paprika and oregano. Place into a 325F oven and toast for upwards of 10 minutes. Don’t let it burn. Cut into triangles and serve.
Chickpeas can need a lot of salt so this recipe doesn’t end up salty!
Can also use Turmeric + Black Pepper Ghee.
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Roasted Lemony Quinoa Chicken Arugula Salad

Roasted Lemony Quinoa, Chicken Arugula Salad

Servings: 2 generously as the meal; 4 as a side salad.

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 Tbsp. Simply Ghee Original
  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small lemons - thinly sliced and seeded
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup broccoli florets - cut small
  • 1/2 cup quinoa - multi-color
  • 1/4 cup white wine/champagne vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon or gourmet mustard
  • 2 cups arugula
  • ¾ cup toasted pine nuts or sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint - chopped finely

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Melt the ghee in a pan on the stove, add the ground chicken and cook on medium high heat.
  • Place the thinly sliced lemon slices on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast the lemons until they are slightly browned, 7 to 9 minutes. Can go a little longer if you prefer them more caramelized.
  • Meanwhile, bring broth and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan. Follow the directions on your package. Once the quinoa is removed from the heat, let it stand covered for at least 10 minutes so it cools. Fluff with a fork. Can toss it with a little ghee too.
  • Cut broccoli florets from the stems. Trim peel and thinly slice the stems and chop the florets into bite size pieces.
  • Finely chop the lemon slices. Combine in a large bowl with vinegar, mustard and the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the chicken, broccoli, quinoa, arugula, nuts and mint to the dressing and toss to combine.

Notes

This recipe can be made with any of our savory ghee but Heirloom Salt + Pepper and Black Garlic Ghee are perfect to use.
Ghee Gal Approved!
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