Chickpea, Broccoli Rabe, and Mushroom Soup with Coconut Broth

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Rated 4.5 based on 2 customer reviews
Chickpea, Broccoli Rabe, and Mushroom Soup with Coconut Broth
Chickpea, Broccoli Rabe, and Mushroom Soup with Coconut Broth


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, cut into thin coins
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe, chopped
  • 12 cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 quart vegetable stock
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans chickpeas, drained
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons whole fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 3 pieces star anise


  1. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Sauté onion, carrots, and garlic in hot oil until onions are slightly translucent, 3 to 4 minutes; add broccoli rabe and cremini mushrooms and sauté until broccoli rabe leaves are wilted, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  2. Pour vegetable stock and coconut milk into the stockpot; add chickpeas, turmeric, fennel seeds, red chili pepper flakes, and star anise and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
Mealthy tip:

You can substitute your favorite leafy greens for the broccoli rabe. Try chopped dino kale, Swiss chard or packed spinach instead. For a more filling meal, serve the soup with brown or basmati rice. Prep this warming soup on Sunday and enjoy all week long for lunch.


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Elise Ballard says:

I love the spice combination in this soup, but I noticed it didn't call for salt. I seasoned mine with salt throughout the cooking and felt it was necessary to bring out the full flavor of the stew.

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Aja A says:

This is a new favorite comfort soup. I couldn't wait to try this soup out. I will be making this more often during the fall/winter when it gets cold. It's a good alternative to your normal chicken soup recipe.