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Moroccan Chickpea Soup (In A Soup Maker)

This Moroccan chickpea soup is a deliciously simple recipe with the perfect blend of chickpeas, tomatoes and spices. It is a rich and satisfying soup, perfect for those colder months.

How To Make Moroccan Chickpea Soup

It’s quick and easy to make in a soup maker, I’ve made this version in both a Morphy Richards Soup Maker, as well as more lately, a Ninja Soup Maker. Once you have prepared the ingredients, it’s as simple as adding them to the soup maker jug and pressing the smooth setting.

If you don’t own a soup maker, it can be made in a pot on the stove too.

Ingredients for Moroccan Chickpea Soup

Making It In A Soup Maker

If you have a sauté function on your soup maker you can use this to gently cook the onions, garlic, celery and carrots in a little oil. If you don’t have this function on your soup maker then it is an optional step – you can either follow this step in a pan on the stove, or skip it entirely and jump to step 2.

Add the remaining ingredients to the soup maker. 

ingredients in Ninja for Moroccan Chickpea

Depending on which model you have, you might need to adjust amounts slightly, just make sure you don’t go over the MAX line. Give everything a good stir, pop the lid on and select the smooth setting.

Once the soup cycle has finished you can garnish it with some chopped mint leaves if you wish. It tastes great with some warm chunky bread!

I hope you enjoy this soup! Let me know in the comments if you make it, I’d love to hear from you.

Moroccan Chickpea Soup in a Ninja Soup Maker

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

Yield: 3-4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

Deliciously rich and warming Moroccan Chickpea Soup. Perfect for chasing away those winter colds!


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 tin chickpeas (400g) (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 1/2 tsp each ground cumin, cinnamon, paprika and Cayenne pepper
  • 800ml vegetable stock (or up to the MAX line)
  • Fresh mint leaves, chopped (optional for garnish)


  1. Optional Step: Heat a little oil in your soup maker (if it has a saute function) and add the onion, garlic and celery, saute for 5 minutes, or for the program length on your soup maker.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to your soup maker, taking care not to go over the MAX line.
  3. Give everything a good stir.
  4. Put the lid on and set off on the smooth setting.
  5. Garnish with chopped mint leaves (optional).


You may need to adjust amounts according to your soup maker capacity levels.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 586mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

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Friday 26th of January 2024

This is the first soup I made with my new soup maker - I used a leek instead of an onion and slightly more carrot and celery than in the recipe . I used Dr Coy’s organic bouillon for stock. Delicious.Thank you !


Sunday 7th of February 2021

I’ve made this soup both ways ie chunky and smooth as it state’s chunky in the book and smooth on here I honestly think they are both great depending on taste also 50ml less stock on here compared to the book which brings it up to max line

Karen Ager

Friday 6th of November 2020

Made this today, perfect! Thank you

Liana Green

Saturday 7th of November 2020

Thanks for your comment Karen, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the soup!

Mike Robinson

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

I'm going to contradict myself now and y you were right first time (sorry). I think this soup should be cooked on chunky then, at the end, use the blender for about 20 seconds. This seems to produce that great texture that makes this soup so special. Apologies for the misinformation. Keep up the great soups! Mike

Liana Green

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Hi Mike - ah, no need to apologise - there is no right or wrong way to cook this soup, the best way is the way you like best :)

Mike Robinson

Saturday 15th of February 2020

Hi Liana Just to say I like your soups but I'm fairly sure this one should be on the smooth setting and not the chunky. Mike

Liana Green

Sunday 16th of February 2020

Hi Mike - thanks so much for letting me know - I've no idea why I put chunky! I've updated the post now. Thanks again :)

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