How to make Spanish Vegetable Soup -

Spanish style soup with diced vegetables, apples and spinach.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Zucchini (ज़ुकीनी), Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना)

Cuisine : Spanish

Course : Soups

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Spanish Vegetable Soup

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Spanish cuisine is the result of a great variety of cooking cultures that have been living together in Spain.  The different climates and ways of life of each region to have played their role.  Some of the main ingredients that make up Spanish food are vegetables, meat and fish. 
Over the centuries Spain has been invaded by Romans, French, Moors, Phoenicians who introduced new cooking styles and ingredients in the Spanish cuisine, but the Spanish food is also influenced by other cultures. Spaniards were the main colonizers of America, Columbus was Spanish!  
The discovery of the New World brought new essential ingredients to the Mediterranean gastronomy like tomato, potato, chocolate that are now commonly used in a lot of Spanish dishes.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Spanish Vegetable Soup Recipe

  • Zucchini diced 1 medium

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked overnight 1 cup

  • Turnips (shalgam) peeled and diced 4 medium

  • Butternut squash peeled and diced 1 small

  • Spinach shredded 1 Large bunch

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Vegetable stock 6 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Green apples deseeded and diced 2 medium

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

Method

Step 1

Pressure cook the chickpeas in sufficient water till done. Reserve the stock.

Step 2

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add the onions and sauté till translucent.

Step 3

Add the vegetable stock and reserved chickpea stock, stir and bring to a boil.

Step 4

Add the zucchini, turnip and squash, mix and cook till the vegetables are almost done. Add salt and mix.

Step 5

Add the apples, mix and cook for three to four minutes. Add the chickpeas, mix and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Add the spinach and crushed peppercorns and mix.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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