Lemon Flavored Chickpea Soup

It has been snowing non stop for two days and it is so beautiful.  Why is it that after  it snows there is this sort of tranquility in the atmosphere?  I went out for the first time today in over a week, 🙁  and had a lovely walk with Charlie…feeling better day by day.  This was Charlie’s first experience with the snow, running, playing, eating snow.

I thought I would add one more soup to my Soup Series, Chickpea Soup.  Simple, yet tasteful and a favorite soup in Greece after the famous Fasolada/Bean Soup.  



  • 1 1/2 cups of Chickpeas
  • 1 large Onion diced
  • 1 Garlic clove diced (optional0
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon Juice Optional
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. In a large saucepan add Chickpeas and cover with water. Boil for 20 minutes or until chickpeas are soft. Toss in the onion, garlic, bayleaves and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Add in Olive Oil, salt and pepper and boil for 1 hour.
  3. Top by adding the lemon juice for that extra flavor.

Comments (15)

  • Seems to be perfect for cold and dark winter evenings :)
  • Megala 2 years ago Reply
    Hearty & tasty soup ! Love to take it in a winter night !!
  • mistimaan 2 years ago Reply
    Nice and tasty recipe :)
  • jyo 2 years ago Reply
    Very soothing to palate 😋
  • dtills 2 years ago Reply
    Lemon brightens everything, doesn't it!
  • Really nice soup for those days, Sophie :-) I am glad you are feeling already better! And snow is amazing... I love this period of time, when winter comes, snows and it is nicely cold :-) Enjoy snow in the Netherlands. When I used to live there, I was lucky with snow over there :-)
  • RhapsodyBoheme 2 years ago Reply
    Soup is the best when it's stormy and cold outside. Yummy
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Yes, it is...we have had so much soup these past days, that now I want something a bit more tastier :)
    RhapsodyBoheme 2 years ago
    Haha I don’t blame you 😉
    foodzesty 2 years ago
  • Novus Lectio 2 years ago Reply
    Hmmmm yummy! My mom would have added a few pieces of lamb to this soup. I suppose that without meat it is also very good.😉
    foodzesty 2 years ago Reply
    Hi B, I guess you could tweak this with meat. :)
    Novus Lectio 2 years ago
    Yep. 😊
    foodzesty 2 years ago
    :) You would miss out on the lemony taste of the chickpeas though heheheheheh :)
    Novus Lectio 2 years ago
    Hmmmm don't know .... My mom says it's the best soup though

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