Tuscan Chickpea, Kale & Tomato Soup
with Couscous, Parmesan & Garlic Ciabatta
No matter the weather, it’s tough not to crave a big bowl of soup (i.e. the culinary equivalent of a bear hug). Enter this hearty, soul-warming veggie rendition. It’s chock full of goodness—that is to say chickpeas, onion, carrot, diced tomatoes, a bevvy of Italian herbs and spices, chewy couscous, tender kale, and Parmesan. And because no good brothy bowl is complete without some dough for dunking, we’re also throwing in a side of toasty, buttery garlic ciabatta. Soup’s on!
Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.
Tuscan Heat Spice
Veggie Stock Concentrate
Mushroom Stock Concentrate
(Contains Soy, Wheat)
Not included in your delivery
• Wash and dry all produce. • Trim, peel, and dice carrot into ½-inch pieces. Halve and peel onion; dice one half (whole onion for 4 servings). Peel and mince garlic. Remove and discard any large stems from kale.
• Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add carrot and diced onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5-6 minutes. • Add a drizzle of olive oil, then stir in garlic, Tuscan Heat Spice, and half the garlic powder (you’ll use the rest later); cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.
• Stir chickpeas and their liquid, diced tomatoes, veggie stock concentrate, mushroom stock concentrate, 3½ cups water (7 cups for 4 servings), and a big pinch of salt into pot with veggies. • Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer; cook, uncovered, until carrot is just softened, 13-15 minutes.
• Once carrot is just softened, stir couscous and kale into pot. Cover pot and cook until couscous is tender and kale is wilted, 7-9 minutes. • Uncover and stir in half the Parmesan (save the rest for serving). Taste and season generously with salt and pepper. Turn off heat.
• Meanwhile, halve ciabatta. • Place 2 TBSP butter (4 TBSP for 4 servings) in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave until softened, 10-15 seconds. Stir in remaining garlic powder and season with salt and pepper. • Toast ciabatta, then spread cut sides with garlic butter. Halve each piece on a diagonal.
• Divide soup between bowls. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and serve with garlic ciabatta on the side.