Green Tea & Chickpea Soup with Garlic Tortilla Triangles

Healing Green Tea & Chickpea Soup with Garlic Tortilla Triangles

Healing Green Tea & Chickpea Soup with Garlic Tortilla Triangles

I’m assuming that quite a lot of people will get a cold/’flu in the coming months and I thought I’d share a recipe for a marvellous soup with some garlicy tortilla triangles for dipping. It’s a triple-carb affair (naturally) because your body needs the fuel so, yes, now is the time to eat chickpeas, pasta and bread in one meal. There are veggies in there too and it’s the perfect base to add some shredded chicken or tofu to if you desire (I was too preoccupied by watching Charmed on netflix to bother with adding anything else).

Healing Green Tea & Chickpea Soup with Garlic Tortilla Triangles

Healing Green Tea & Chickpea Soup with Garlic Tortilla Triangles

4.20 from 5 votes
Servings: 1 serving


  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 small carrots , , sliced
  • 1/2 stick celery , , finely chopped
  • 1/2 (14 oz) can chickpeas, drained + rinsed
  • 1 tsp chopped basil
  • a handful kale , , stems removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 oz angel hair spaghetti , , broken into short lengths
  • 1 bag green tea
  • black pepper
  • 1 wholemeal tortilla
  • 1 small clove garlic , , halved lengthways
  • coconut spray oil
  • sea salt


  • In a small pot bring the stock to the boil. Add the carrots, celery and chickpeas then cook for 8 minutes. Add the basil, kale and spaghetti then stir together and drop in the green tea bag. Cook for 5 minutes or until the noodles are cooked. Remove the tea bag, season the soup with black pepper and set aside to cool down a bit whilst you prep the tortilla.
  • Spray the tortilla with a light coating of coconut oil (or just brush some vegetable oil over the surface). Rub the cut side of the garlic clove over the tortilla and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Place the tortilla in a hot, non-stick pan over a high heat and fry for 2-3 minutes with the oiled side face-down. Brush/spray the other side of the tortilla with oil and rub with garlic then flip it over and fry again for 2-3 minutes. Remove the hot tortilla from the pan and cut into triangles with a pair of scissors. Serve warm with the soup.
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36 thoughts on “Green Tea & Chickpea Soup with Garlic Tortilla Triangles”

  1. What an interesting use of green tea! This looks like it packs a punch against any invaders 😉 Hanging on to this recipe for the Chicago winter.

  2. I love little weird ingredients in a simple meal like this. I need to try green tea in a soup! (and while I’m writing this comment I read on my phone that you now follow my instagram account O.o )

  3. Izy!I’ve fallen in love with this soup straight away!Thanks for sharing!And I hope you kicked this nasty bacteria’s butts so they won’t get you again 🙂

  4. You have to love a soup like this! So simple and flavorful and delicious. I’ve never had green tea in soup form, but considering how much tea I drink I’m all for it. 🙂 Hope you feel better soon!

  5. Oh no! The dreaded fresher flu strikes again. After this you will have an immunity OF STEEL! Maybe. Hopefully. Keep eating soup. Feel better soon 🙂

  6. Love the idea of green tea, looks fabulous! I have to try this asap, this flu is killing me… Hope at least you are getting better 🙂
    Oh by the way, this serves two right?

  7. This sounds great – love the addition of green tea and glad you’re not ill anymore!
    Also, where did you find the coconut oil spray?!

  8. Just discovered your blog from watching Daily Brunch and what a lovely blog it is!
    Come Autumn/Winter there’s few things I love more than a bowl of vegetable soup so thank you for this tasty recipe – will definitely have to give it a go 🙂

    Maeve // Thrift O’Clock

  9. Wow, I never would have thought to add green tea in my soup! I also love your note at the end explaining what a fresher is! 🙂

  10. I love a hearty soup, and your green tea addition is such a good idea! I have a couple friends who are naturopaths and we were on a trip together last winter and most of us got sick (we blame the circulated air on the airplane!) but anyways, they were drinking “garlic tea” and got me onto it too – basically a few cloves of garlic sliced up and steeped in hot water. It didn’t taste as bad as it sounds and it actually seemed to help. Just a (somewhat weird) tip in case you end up getting hit again by another flu bug!

  11. Oh man, that’s lousy! Last winter I caught the flu twice in a month and it was NOT FUN. On a lighter note, this soup looks absolutely divine. And these pictures are so cozy too. (:

  12. Oh no, hope you’re all better now. We all need this soup for the cold weather and I’m curious to taste green tea in soup form.

  13. Wow! Amazingly innovative and yet it SO makes sense!!! I am so trying this, but hopefully I won’t be feeling ill while I do. I hope that this time you’ve definitely got rid of the flu!

  14. Freshers flu is the absolute worst (and if you’re experience of freshers week was anything like mine, not helped by my insistence on going out every night!). Sending lots of healing vibes your way!

  15. That is SUCH a good idea to use a tea bag in the soup! Personally not a fan of green tea but I may give it a go with a ginger and lemon tea bag for an Asian-style soup?

  16. Hmm, just the name of it sounds delicious! Green tea is great and what a great idea to add in soup! Thanks for sharing and I hope you feel better soon.

  17. I was wondering what a fresher was! This sounds like it would definitely heal the flu. Sounds interesting with the black tea.

  18. One of my favorite spots in SF has a soup with a green tea base, but I’ve never tried it myself. Your version is making me wonder WHY NOT?!?! Your soup looks amazing! My husband’s coming down with a sickness too – adding your soup to our weekly dinner plan.

    I hope you’re feeling better!

  19. This was quite delicious! I had to add a bit more broth, but I really enjoyed the flavor the green tea added. It’s also the first time I’ve used garlic that way! it tasted fantastic! thank you!

  20. This sounds so soothing. I’m home today with a sick little boy and I think I have all the ingredients on hand, so I’ think I’ve found lunch. Your photos are lovely as always.

  21. I just found your blog – and you are certainly impressive!
    This easy soup was exactly what I needed for a quick after-work meal in the middle of fighting a yucky illness. Delicious and a keeper!

  22. 5 stars
    I made this soup last week when I was feeling a little under the weather-it worked! I felt so much better the next day! Used a LOT of ginger. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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