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Chickpea Soup - {Minestra Se Ceci}

Courses: Soup
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 1/2 cups 1066mlChickpeas
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlBaking soda
  Salt - to taste
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1/4 cup 59mlExtra-virgin olive oil - plus
  More for drizzling
2   Spanish onions
2   Garlic cloves - sliced thin
2   Ripe tomatoes - peeled, seeded, and
12   Italian peasant bread, 1" thick
1   Garlic clove - whole
1   Anchovies in salt - deboned, rinsed,
  And chopped
1/4 cup 10g / 0.4ozChopped parsley leaves

Recipe Instructions

Place the chickpeas in a heavy-bottomed pot and just cover with cold water. Add the baking soda and cover. Leave the chickpeas to soak overnight. When they are ready to be used, transfer the chickpeas and the soaking water to a large saucepan. Salt, to taste, and cook over a medium flame until tender.

Cut the onion in half through the root and slice them into half moons, each 1/8-inch thick. In a second large saucepan, heat the 1/4 cup of olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced garlic and onions and cook until soft and golden brown. Add the tomatoes, rosemary, chili flakes, and salt and pepper, to taste. Add the chickpeas and water and leave to simmer until the flavors have melded, for at least 30 minutes and up to 60 minutes.

Before serving, toast the bread slices, rub with the garlic clove, drizzle them with olive oil, and sprinkle with the chopped anchovies.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

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