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Chickpea and Escarole Soup

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time30 mins

This Chickpea and Escarole Soup only takes 30 minutes to make, but it packs a huge punch of flavor. The perfect for a weeknight dinner for your family!

Chickpea and Escarole Soup

 3 tbsp Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
 ½ medium onion, chopped
 1 clove garlic, minced
 6 oz escarole, cleaned and cut into bite size pieces
 16 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
 Bouquet of herbs (tie together with kitchen string: one bay leaf, one sage leaf, a sprig of rosemary and thyme)
 1 cup Rachael Ray All-Natural Low Sodium Chicken Stock or Vegetable Stock, as needed
 1 lb cooked Colavita Ditali, Colavita Tubettini or other small pasta
 Salt and pepper, to taste
 Additional Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to drizzle, (optional)
 Grated Parmesan cheese, (optional)

Heat the oil in a stock pot; add onion and garlic and saute until onion is wilted, do not brown.


Add escarole; mix to coat; cook until soft. Add chick peas and continue to stir and cook for about 5 minutes.


Add bouquet and enough broth to cover the chick peas and escarole. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and allow to simmer for about a half hour.


Remove bouquet; stir in pasta; heat through. Taste for seasonings adding salt and pepper as needed; serve with a drizzle of oil and grated Parmigiano cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g22%

Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 660mg28%
Total Carbohydrate 52g18%

Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Protein 21g42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.