FoodbyMaria’s Gut Healthy Creamy Greek Chickpea Soup

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Chickpea Soup

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Let’s make FoodbyMaria’s good-for-your-gut Creamy Greek Chickpea Soup. It is both delicious and so easy to make. Revithia isn’t as well known as her sister, Chicken Avgolemono, usually known as Greek Lemon Rice Soup—the soup Maria ate every Friday until she was 17 years old. This Greek summer soup is filled with microbiome-friendly ingredients that nourish your gut and skin from the inside out!

Why you’ll love this chickpea soup:

Gut Healthy: This soup is full of nourishing, gut-healthy ingredients such as chickpeas and oregano.

Comforting: Any big bowl of hearty soup is just so comforting, it warms you from the inside out.

Meal Prep: Prep this Chickpea Soup to have a healthy soup ready for a quick lunch or dinner during a busy week.

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Now, let’s get cooking!

Chickpea Soup

FoodbyMaria’s Creamy Greek Chickpea Soup:

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 30 minutes mins

Total Time 35 minutes mins

Course Soup

Cuisine Greek

Servings 3-4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 15oz cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable stock paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4-5 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped dill

For the avgolemono

  • 2 eggs, separate egg yolks and whites
  • juice of 2 lemons


  • fresh dill
  • a squeeze of fresh lemon
  • ground pepper

Chickpea Soup


  1. Add olive oil to a big pot and turn to medium heat. Once hot, add the chopped onion. Cook for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the minced garlic and cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the chickpeas, salt, and dried oregano, stir, and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the vegetable stock paste, a bay leaf, and 4 cups of water and stir to combine.
  3. Bring to a boil. Stir and then keep at a simmer at medium-low heat with the lid mostly on the pot and cook for 15 minutes. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if desired. If you want a brothier soup, add 1 cup more water, stir and simmer for a few more minutes.
  4. Remove the soup pot from the heat completely. Scoop 1 cup of stock into a measuring cup and set aside (try to scoop out just the liquid stock).
  5. Make the avgolemono: Separate the egg whites and yolks into two bowls. Whisk the egg whites vigorously until they develop a foamy consistency on top. Gradually add egg yolks to the egg whites and continue to whisk to combine. Keep whisking and gradually pour in the lemon juice until combined. Slowly pour the 1 cup of stock into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to combine.
  6. Add the egg mixture to the soup pot, constantly stirring until combined. Add 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill, taste, and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if desired! Serve in bowls topped with fresh dill, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil.


Maria Koutsogiannis

Maria Koutsogiannis | Calgary, AB

Maria’s fierce honesty and stripped-back approach to sharing her journey to self-love through overcoming an eating disorder has amassed a global following. By seeking a healthy relationship with food Maria has become an industry leader. Over the last 5 years as CEO of FoodByMaria, Maria has educated readers and inspired eaters to embrace vibrant, wholesome foods into their daily life. Her straightforward recipes are thoughtful, healthy and nourishing while satisfying all cravings for classic comfort food and sweet indulgences.

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