Chickpea and Spinach Soup

Preparation info
  • This is hardly a polite starter sort of soup but will feed a hungry


    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

  • About

My hand slipped with the pimentón to no bad effect. Canned chickpeas are perfectly acceptable, but the liquid should be drained away.


  • 200 g (7 oz) chickpeas
  • 1 red chilli
  • 4


Soak the chickpeas in plenty of cold water overnight.

The next day, drain the chickpeas, place in a large pan, cover with fresh cold water and bring to a simmer. Skim the surface, then add the chilli and 3 of the garlic cloves. Simmer very gently, not allowing the liquid to dry up, for at least 2 hours or until the chickpeas are perfectly tender. Allow to cool in their own liquor. (If u