Gypsy Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 252.0
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 708.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.0 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g

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from Mollie Katzen's book "Soups"

Makes 4 or 5 servings
from Mollie Katzen's book "Soups"

Makes 4 or 5 servings

Number of Servings: 5


    red ripe tomatoes, 2 medium whole
    olive oil, 2 tbsp
    2 cups chopped onion
    garlic, 3 cloves, crushed
    1 stalk raw celery, minced
    2 cups sweet potato, diced
    1 tsp. salt
    paprika, 2 tsp
    turmeric, ground, 1 tsp
    basil, 1 tsp.
    a dash of ground cinnamon
    a dash of cayenne
    1 bay leaf
    3 cups water, tap
    1 medium green pepper, diced
    1-1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)


1. Heat a medium-sized saucepanful of water to boiling. Core the tomatoes, and plunge them into the boiling water for a slow count of 10. Remove the tomatoes and peel them over a sink. Cut them open; squeeze out and discard the seeds. Chop the remaining pulp and set aside.

2. Heat the olive oil in a kettle or Dutch oven. Add onion, garlic, celery and sweet potato and saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add salt and saute 5 minutes more. Add seasonings and water, cover, and simmer about 15 minutes.

3. Add tomato pulp, green pepper and chickpeas. Cover and simmer for about 10 more minutes, or until all the vegetables are as tender as you like them. Taste to adjust seasonings and serve.

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh, slap ya mama instead of cayenne, and veggie stock instead of water. served it with goldfish crackers! Really really good. I will definitely make again - 7/11/12

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  • Nice, hearty soup! Can really add any veggie you want. - 8/13/19

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  • Great idea - 4/21/19

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's absolutely delish but for some reason I can never get the spices just right. - 4/8/11

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