Spinach Chickpea Chowder – wholesome dairy-free soup!

Here’s a great gluten-free and dairy-free soup recipe to warm you up this winter! Don’t let the ingredient list scare you off- it’s mostly herbs and spices you can easily pull out of your spice drawer or cupboard.

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Spinach Chickpea Chowder

2 Tbsp. oil/butter (olive oil or coconut oil)

1 onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, crushed

3 potatoes, finely diced

1 can chickpeas, drained

5 cups water

2 tsp. ground coriander

2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp. onion powder or granules

2 tsp. dried parsley

1 1/2 tsp. dried basil

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 tsp. ground rosemary

1 tsp. sea salt

6 oz. fresh chopped spinach

1 cup non-dairy milk (unsweetened)

2 Tbsp. tahini (sesame paste)


Saute onion and garlic in oil/butter until tender. Add the rest of the ingredients (except spinach, non-dairy milk and tahini), bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender (about 20 minutes). Add spinach and cook for two to three minutes more. Whisk tahini inot non-dairy milk, then add to soup and warm a bit more before serving.

Variation: add one 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes to the soup


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  1. Deborah on February 27, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Kim,
    Which non diary milk would you recommend? Could you please make a couple recommendations? I have family members that different allergies..

    Could I use Rice milk, cashew milk, or almond milk? Perhaps coconut milk?

    I see oat milk and hemp seed milk on the shelves in the stores.. Any thoughts?


    • Kim Wilson on February 27, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      I use coconut milk (SO delicious brand) and almond milk- both plain, unsweetened.

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