Butternut, sweet potato and chickpea chowder
Prep: 15 minutes Cooking: 25 minutes Serves: 5
INGREDIENTS 30g SPAR butter (30ml) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1can SPAR chickpeas, drained and brine reserved
1 pouch SPAR Freshline Butternut & Sweet Potato soup mix (600g)
1 pkt SPAR white onion soup powder
½ can SPAR Tomato and Onion Mix (205g)
1 vegetable stock liquid concentrate 250ml SPAR milk Goats milk Gouda cheese, grated or sliced
1 small French loaf, cut into 2cm thick slices METHOD
In a heavy-based saucepan, melt the butter and briefly sauté the garlic. Add the chickpeas and the vegetable soup mix. Stir until well coated with the garlic butter.
Combine the soup powder, reserved brine, tomato and onion mix, stock concentrate, and milk in a bowl. Pour this mixture into the pot and bring to a boil, stirring all the time.
Simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring often.
When the soup is almost cooked, toast the bread slices on one side, turn over and top with amounts of cheese.
Grill until bubbly and lightly browned. Ladle the soup into bowls and float several cheesy toasts on each portion. Serve immediately.