Created by Dr Sarah Schenker for the Tilda® Genuine Goodness initiative

Italian Chickpea, Spinach & Rice Soup

Italian Chickpea, Spinach & Rice Soup

Warming rice and spinach soup with smoked paprika, garlic and tomatoes. Finished with chickpeas and spinach

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins


1 pouch of Tilda® TSB Sundried Tomato or TSB Wholegrain Roasted Vegetable

1 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, sliced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tsp sweet smoked paprika

2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 can chopped tomatoes

1.2litres vegetable stock

150g spinach leaves

30g vegetarian feta style cheese (optional if vegan)

Handful chopped parsley


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and gently cook the onion and garlic for 5 minutes

2. Add the paprika and cook for 2 minutes, then add the chickpeas and tomatoes and cook for a further 2 minutes

3. Add the stock and bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer gently for 20 minutes

4. Heat the rice according to pack instructions and add to the soup with the spinach and cook for a further 2 minutes

5. Serve sprinkled with the parsley and feta if using

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