7 Minute Soup! Creamy Red Bell Pepper & Chickpea Soup


Yesterday, here in Seattle, we had our first real rainy day since the end of our glorious summer . .  I had comfort food on the brain and so a bowl of soup was in order.  I thumbed through my Food and Wine magazine and came across this one: 7- minute soup. Word. Nothing like near-instant satisfaction.


Grace Parisi’s original recipe calls for piquillo peppers. .  which I did not have. .  so I used roasted red bell peppers which worked out very nicely. Whip this one out if you are looking to try a new soup recipe on a cold or rainy day. It’s perfection in a bowl.


7 Minute Soup! Creamy Red Bell Pepper & Chickpea Soup
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Recipe type: Appetizer or Main
Cuisine: Soup
Serves: 4

  • 1 cup drained roasted red bell pepper, ¼ cup cut into thin strips
  • ¾ cup hummus
  • 2 cups chicken or beef stock
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Olive oil, for serving
  • Hot sauce, for serving (optional)

  1. In a blender or a food processor, combine the red bell peppers with the hummus and chicken stock and puree until smooth. Transfer the soup to a medium saucepan. Add the rice and chicken, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the parsley, more sliced roasted red bell peppers, olive oil and hot sauce.


Recipe adapted from Food and Wine.




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4 Responses to "7 Minute Soup! Creamy Red Bell Pepper & Chickpea Soup"

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  1. Linda | The Urban Mrs

    October 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    7 minutes? This is so cool and filling!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 16, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      I know, right?! Seriously, 7 minutes! The jarred roasted red bell peppers (Trader Joe’s), already made hummus and rotisserie chicken make that happen! I loved this!

      Hey, are you changing your blog? why?

  2. Brandi @ TheHealthyFlavor.com

    October 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Oh my all my favorite flavors! I have all this and will make it this week…maybe I’ll just leave out the chicken or replace with quinoa…yum!! This is similar to my red pepper hummus, yum!

    • hipfoodiemom

      October 17, 2012 at 1:25 am

      oh yea! Let me know how you like it, Brandi! :)


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