Recipe: Sweet Potato Chickpea Soup

Soup season is most definitely upon us! Having some ready in my fridge has been an excellent work-from-home lunch option for me. This sweet potato chickpea soup is my current favourite. It’s hearty, delicious and even vegan friendly!

Sweet Potato Chickpea Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

I tweaked a recipe from Good Food

Ingredients List

  • 350g sweet potato
  • Fresh thyme
  • Olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • Brown onion
  • 400g chickpeas
  • Salt
  • 2tsp dried thyme
  • 2tsp ground turmeric
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 800ml vegetable stock
  • Lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Peel and chop the sweet potato into pieces
  3. Place on a lined baking tray, sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through
  4. Meanwhile, thinly slice the garlic and onion
  5. Heat some oil in the base of a large saucepan then add the garlic, onion and a splash of water. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the garlic and onion are softened
  6. Add the cooked sweet potato, drained and rinsed chickpeas, salt, thyme, turmeric and cayenne pepper and toss to coat, then add vegetable stock
  7. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, until everything is softened and the flavours have combined
  8. Remove from the heat and blend until combined
  9. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice

Sweet Potato Chickpea Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

That’s all there is to this sweet potato chickpea soup! I love that not only is it simple, but it’s full of flavour and hearty enough to have as a standalone meal. It does also go with some crusty bread or cheese on toast too though!

Sweet Potato Chickpea Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

This sweet potato chickpea soup reheats really well too. I made a batch on a Sunday afternoon and had delicious lunch ready to go for a few days in a row – so handy! I haven’t tried freezing it (because it never lasts that long!) but I can’t see why it wouldn’t freeze well too. I blitzed mine with my stick blender to avoid having to do any more dishes, but a normal blender or food processor would work well too!

Sweet Potato Chickpea Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

Sweet Potato Chickpea Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

Who wants to give this sweet potato chickpea soup a try?

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