I’m starting this post by letting you know when it comes to picky eaters, I am at the top of the list! There are very few vegetables I will eat and if you tell me something has chickpea in it I will most likely scrunch my nose up haha no joke! But want to know how to get me to eat all those foods I pull my face at…. cook them in a soup, blend it and serve it up.. I will eat soup all day long, true story.. I hate broccoli, but cream of broccoli soup is my favorite (I just don’t eat the big pieces lol)  I wanted to make a soup and take advantage of those zero point foods on freestyle. This golden chickpea and cauliflower soup was creamy and delicious, yes I said it…delicious! I’ll be honest, I was skeptical right up until I put that spoon to my mouth and that is the picky eater in me but I loved it and not much of this batch even made it to the freezer because I had it for meals 3 days straight! Best part is it’s zero smart points on WW freestyle.

 

Golden chick pea and cauliflower soup

Drizzle
0SP blue & purple, 6SP/4PP per 1 cup serving
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Soup
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head of cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 3 cups dried chickpeas
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1 Tbsp turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp coriander
  • Dash of salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat crock pot and add in the chickpeas, cauliflower florets and garlic.
  • Pour in the broth, then add in spices.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high 4 hours * When I made it I was running in and out the door, I cooked mine on high for 3.5 hours and then low for an hour and it was perfect and easy to blend. You want both the cauliflower and chickpeas to be soft.
  • Blend in a blender or use an immersion blender.
  • Makes 12- 1 cup servings
  • Store soup in the fridge, it will freeze well.

Notes

Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 0 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- (green) 6 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 4 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per cup..Calories 203...Fat 3.2g..Sat fat 0.4g...Carbs 36g...Fiber 9.9g...Sugar 8.2g...Protein 10.8g using My Fitness Pal *Note old SP/PP were determined before adding cauliflower to the equation.. these numbers include all ingredients

 

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20 Comments

  1. I can’t do coriander (cilantro). What might be another good spice for this that I could substitute?

    • Drizzle Reply

      You could try Cumim, Garam Masala, or even a little curry powder .. I also think switching it up a bit and adding allspice or nutmeg would work well with this

  2. Wendy Stonier Reply

    Is there something else I could use to replace the Turmeric, not a fan of it.

  3. Viki Tozier Reply

    The ingredient list says “dried” chickpeas. I’m thinking you meant “drained.”

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Viki, no I mean dried, dried chickpeas are those that come in a bag not in a can

  4. I’d prefer to cook this on the stove top, and will, therefore, sub canned chickpeas. Do you think 2 cans, drained, will approximate what your recipe calls for dried? I’ll simmer it for about 45 minutes to an hour, then hit it with the immersion blender. I know I’ll love this soup!! Thanks!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Mary Beth, yes I think 2 cans will be enough, it was 3 cups dried .. Hope you love the soup 🙂

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Helen, I hope you enjoyed the french toast recipe 🙂

  5. I’m prepping the soup to put on tomorrow morning. Was looking at your crockpot and mine seems to have alot more cauliflower than yours? You said a head of cauliflower but you never said how big. Wondering if it matters how much cauliflower?

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Lesley, mine was a standard size cauliflower, the cauliflower definitely almost filled up my crock pot.. It doesn’t really matter if you have more than I used, if it’s too thick when you blend it you can add in some water or more broth 🙂 Hope you enjoy the soup!

  6. Krista Peach Reply

    Did you soak the dried chic peas at all before making the recipe?

    • Drizzle Reply

      No, it calls for dried chickpeas which is just how they come in the bag

  7. Kathy Jones Reply

    made in instant pot today, 10 minutes on manual, chickpeas were still a little hard, which isn’t a big deal to me. But 15 mins I guess would be soft. Did add some cayenne pepper, found it a tad blah. That seems to fix it to my taste buds.

    • Drizzle Reply

      HI Brenda, hmmm I don’t see why not, you should be able to gauge when it is ready 🙂

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