Chickpea Chowder with Greens

  • Yield: 4 servings


1tablespoon olive oil
1-- medium onion, chopped
1/2-- red bell pepper, chopped
2-- stalks celery, chopped
2-- cloves garlic, minced
1teaspoon oregano
1/2teaspoon sage, crumbled
1-- (19-ounce) can chick peas, drained and rinsed
4cups vegetable or chicken stock
1tablespoon (heaping) soy protein powder dissolved in 3/4 cup water
1cup chopped spinach, kale or chard
-- Juice of 1 lemon
1/2teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a large sauce pot over medium heat and sauté the onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, oregano and sage for 1 minute.  Add the chick peas and stock.  Bring to a boil,  reduce heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the protein powder dissolved in water or stock, chopped greens and simmer gently for an additional 5 minutes.  Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve with pita bread.

Recipe by Chef Steve Petusevsky.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 347
  • Fat 6.8g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3.4g
  • Cholesterol 1mg
  • Sodium 1716mg
  • Carbohydrate 56g
  • Fiber 11g
  • Protein 18g