Spinach Tahini Chickpea Soup

Spinach tahini chickpea soup

A vegan spinach tahini chickpea soup which is so rich and velvety it feels like it should be a naughty treat, but in fact it is full of goodness! The deep green spinach provides a big iron hit whilst the tahini and chickpeas offer up their earthy flavour and healthy protein. I have been unwell for the past week and my go-to recipe is always soup. There is something so comforting about a big bowl of silky smooth soup, and the vibrant green of this spinach tahini chickpea soup makes me feel like I am giving my body all the nutrients it needs to get better.

The recipe was inspired by one of my favourite blogs, Green Kitchen Stories. The original recipe was Spinach & Kale soup with Tahini Dressed Chickpeas. I incorporated the tahini chickpeas into the soup to make a thicker more filling soup, and omitted the chilli. I thought a swirl of crème fraîche or vegan cream would look and taste wonderful in the recipe, but it was by no means lacking without it. I topped it with lightly toasted pumpkin seeds for extra texture and protein. I made enough to last a few meals, perhaps enough for 6 people and the recipe will freeze very well. 

Spinach Tahini Chickpea Soup

  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1kg fresh spinach or thawed frozen, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated/ ground nutmeg
  • 1 litre / 4 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 1 can/ 240g/ 1 cup cooked chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Handful pumpkin seeds
  1. Add the olive oil to a large saucepan and place over a medium heat. Finely chop the onion and cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Finely chop the garlic,add to the pan and lower the heat stirring occasionally until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add half of the spinach and the nutmeg and gently cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the broth, tahini, lemon and chickpeas. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add the rest of the spinach to the pan. Adding half of the spinach at the end keeps your soup a wonderful bright green colour.
  6. Blend the soup in batches or with a stick blender until smooth and silky. Season to taste.
  7. Lightly toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry frying pan over a medium heat and serve scattered over the bright green soup.
  8. Top with a little grating of nutmeg and a swirl of crème fraîche or vegan cream, if you like. 


1 Comment

  1. We made this last night and it’s amazing!! We also added some kale in too as we had a bit left over to use up. We didn’t have any nutmeg so added a very small amount of cinnamon and ginger instead. Perfect for a rainy day and super cheap to make, plus we have loads left over for the next few days. Thanks for sharing 🙂



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