chickpea and vegan bacon soup
Chickpea Soup With Vegan Bacon and Spinach
Serves 2
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 1 can chopped tomatoes
  2. 4 slices vegan bacon
  3. 1 medium onion, chopped
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 2 cans chickpeas
  6. 4 cups vegetable stock
  7. 1 tsp rosemary
  8. 2 cups spinach, stalks removed
  9. 2 tsp olive oil
  1. Cook the vegan bacon according to pack instructions - usually frying for a minute or so on each side - then chop and set aside.
  2. Fry the onion and garlic for a minute or two and then add 1 cup of vegetable stock with 1 cup of chickpeas. Cook for another 2 minutes. Season with pepper.
  3. Transfer to a blender and cover with 1 cup of vegetable stock. Pulse until mostly pureed.
  4. Transfer back to the saucepan and add the remaining vegetable stock and 1/2 cup of the remaining chickpeas, 1/2 of the chopped vegan bacon, the can of chopped tomatoes and rosemary.
  5. Bring to a boil and then simmer for around 20 minutes. At the last minute add the spinach. Season with pepper.
  6. Meanwhile fry the remaining chickpeas with the rest of the vegan bacon until crisp, season and set aside.
  7. Ladle the soup into bowls, and garnish with the chopped vegan bacon and crispy chickpeas.
  1. In the UK my favourite vegan bacon brand is Cheatin'.
Adapted from a non-vegan version at
Eat Plants Not Animals