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Tunisian Breakfast Soup

Tunisian Breakfast Soup with bell peppers, chickpeas, tomatoes, kale, and more! A nutritious way of starting the day!

Soup for breakfast, go get it!

Tunisian Breakfast Soup - warmly-spiced soup with kale, chickpeas, and bell pepper, served with toasted bread and hard boiled egg #vegetarian #breakfast #recipe @theroastedroot

 

It’s Breakfast Recipe Friday!

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Normally, I’m all about tempting you with sweet, decadent yet healthy cake, pudding, porridge, pancakes, or waffles,  to load the breakfast bases for the weekend, but this time around, we’re kick starting the day with a savory Tunisian classic. Thaaaasright, we’re having soup for breakfast!

Tunisian Breakfast Soup - warmly-spiced soup with kale, chickpeas, and bell pepper, served with toasted bread and hard boiled egg #vegetarian #breakfast #recipe @roastedroot

It may seem strange to eat a big steamy bowl of soup for breakfast (including kale of all things), but I assure you it’s not. Heck, I ate it for breakfast for a solid week, and I’m the most normal person you ever did come across on the internet who writes a quirky food blog and has an outtacontrol obsession with beets. Ever.

Moving right along.

What is Tunisian Breakfast Soup?:

Traditional Tunisian Breakfast Soup is made with bell pepper (often called capsicum in Tunisian recipes), diced tomatoes, chickpeas, and kale (or other leafy green, such as chard), and capers.

The warmly-spiced soup is served with toasted sourdough bread (I used raisin-studded Irish Soda Bread for.tha.bloomin.win) and hard boiled (or soft boiled!) egg.

So basically, you get your vegetarian protein, your green vitamins, plus you quench your soggy toasted bread craving, and the whole thing hits the spot like WHOA THERE SON!

Now aren’t you happy we’re going the savory soup route versus the maple and butter-drenched hot cake route? Don’t answer that.

Tunisian Breakfast Soup - warmly-spiced soup with kale, chickpeas, and bell pepper, served with toasted bread and hard boiled egg #vegetarian #breakfast #recipe @theroastedroot

Tunisian Breakfast Soup

Course: Breakfast, Soup
Cuisine: African, Tunisian
Keyword: chicken soup, chickpeas, kale, vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julia

Tunisian Breakfast Soup with vegetables and chickpeas

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 (14-oz) can diced tomatoes un-drained
  • 1 (14-oz) can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 (32-oz) container low-sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 1 leaves medium head lacinato kale chopped, or chard
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 4 slices sourdough bread toasted*
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil to medium. Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté, stirring
  2. frequently, until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cumin and sauté another 2
  3. minutes.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, Saffron Road Classic Culinary Vegetable Broth , chickpeas, harissa paste, and chopped kale leaves. Stir well and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook 20 to 30 minutes, until vegetables have softened. Add the capers and salt.
  5. Serve soup with toasted sourdough or rustic bread of choice and chopped hard boiled eggs.
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Joanne

Tuesday 31st of March 2015

We can be "normal food bloggers" together and eat this soup with a side of pancakes for breakfast. best of both worlds?!

Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating

Friday 27th of March 2015

Wow, this looks really good! I think soup for breakfast sounds like a fine idea!

Erin @ The Almond Eater

Friday 27th of March 2015

Breakfast soup?! What whattttt--I can get on board with that. Also, I really love those bowls..... just sayin'.

Janel

Friday 27th of March 2015

Oooh, sounds delish! Especially since I'm not a breakfast first thing in the morning kind of person. It's almost lunch time usually by the time I get around to finding breakfast. This sounds like the perfect mid-morning meal for me!

Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies

Friday 27th of March 2015

Whaaaa breakfast soup?! That sounds amazing. If I could just eat it next to a stack of pancakes, then life is complete all around :-p

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