Friday, March 05, 2010

Soup Recipe Gone Wrong

I have gotten braver about trying new recipes over the last few years. It has been so cold this winter that I have been inspired to try to make soup for the first time ever. I met with success when it came to the Spicy Pinto Bean soup, but this one for a Chickpea soup just didn't turn out. The picture looked good and since I like hummus I thought I'd give it a try. The first time I tried this recipe I overcooked the chickpea's or so I thought. Once I pureed the cooked chickpeas, garlic and onion as stated in the recipe it tasted blah. That was a few weeks ago. So I tried again last week and used my crock pot to cook them. Well again, I pureed a big batch of the stuff and again it was just blah. My husband ate a couple of bowls of it after dumping some salsa and cheese on top of it, which is what he does with anything he is tired of or doesn't like. That does not seem very appetizing to me so, I thought I would ask for ideas from others. I have a big batch of this stuff in my freezer. I don't know if I just need to add a ton more garlic or if there is some other things I could add to this. Or perhaps, I could go a totally different way and use this as part of a recipe for something else. I just haven't used chickpeas much in cooking. So if you have any thoughts on how this could be utilized, leave a comment. Otherwise, I'll just toss it. Luckily, dried chickpeas are pretty cheap.
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