Andouille & Chickpea Soup

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Some say soup can’t be a whole meal – and I strongly disagree with this idea. If you make a hearty soup packed with protein and vegetables then you can make a whole meal out of it. This Andouille & Chickpea Soup fits the bill perfectly! You get the protein from the sausage and the chickepea and with the carrots, celery and potatoes, you will have a full – and happy – belly!

In case you are confused by the word Chickpeas – they are also called garbanzo beans in some parts of the world. Chickpeas comes from the Latin name for the bean, while Garbanzo is the Spanish word for the bean. And since garbanzos are so popular in Spanish cooking, that is the word lots of people use for them. Whatever you prefer to call them, just don’t count them out. They are full of protein as well as fiber and can be used in so many great dishes.

Andouille is a slightly spicy smoked pork sausage that you often find in Cajun dishes in America. It originated in France and was made from pig innards, so the extra spice was to improve the flavor. And since Cajun is so heavily influenced by French culture, it makes sense that Andouille would be found in both cuisines. If you don’t like the little bit of a kick in spice that you get from the Andouille, you could certainly use another smoked sausage in it’s place.

Andouille & Chickpea Soup

As I said above, this is a hearty stand-alone meal. I served it with some sourdough bread to sop up the yummy broth from this soup. If you want to stretch this soup for more people or to insure leftovers, you could serve it up with a Southwest-style salad. This soup does reheat very well, so saving some for lunches later is a great idea.

Andouille & Chickpea Soup

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Andouille & Chickpea Soup

A hearty protein and veggie packed soup with the kick of andouille sausage.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword andouille, carrots, celery, chicken broth, chickpea, hearty soup, potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 3 Medium Carrots diced
  • 3 Celery Stalks diced
  • 1 lb Red Potatoes peeled and diced
  • 4 Green Onions chopped, divided
  • 2 qt Broth chicken or vegetable
  • 1 28oz can Chickpeas
  • 1 lb Andouille Sausage diced

Instructions

  • Add butter to large stock pot over medium-high heat. Once melted, add garlic and seasonings. Saute for 3 minutes, then add carrots and celery. Cook another 5 minutes.
  • Add three quarters of green onion, potatoes, chickepeas and broth. Bring just to a boil then reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Add in sausage and cover again. Let cook for remining 15 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of remaining green onions.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

3 thoughts on “Andouille & Chickpea Soup

  1. YUM, looks hearty!! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 75. Pinned.

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    Create With Joy says:

    Estelle, your soup looks SO good, healthy and hearty too!
    Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
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