Tenina.com's Hearty Chickpea Minestrone Soup



  1. Soak chickpeas in enough water to cover them for at least 24 hours. Drain.

  2. Place onion, garlic and EVOO into the Thermomix bowl, chop 4 sec/speed 5. Saute 5 min/Varoma/speed 1/MC off.

  3. Add all remaining ingredients, including drained chickpeas, but without the Pesto and fresh herbs and cook 90 min/100°C/Reverse/speed 1.

  4. Check that the chickpeas are soft enough to your liking. If they are not, add more cooking time. This can vary depending on how old your dried chickpeas are and also on how long you soaked them.

  5. Serve with a generous swirl of pesto and fresh herbs.

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