*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                          Spicy Garbanzo Bean Soup
 
 Recipe By     : The New McDougall Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups, Stews & Chilis
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           garbanzo beans
    3      quarts        water
    1                    onion -- coarsely chopped
    2                    potatoes -- scrubbed and diced
   28      ounces        canned whole tomatoes -- chopped; w/liquid
      1/2  cup           chopped fresh parsley
    1      teaspoon      ground turmeric
    1      teaspoon      ground cumin
      1/2  teaspoon      freshly ground black pepper
      1/2  teaspoon      ground ginger
      1/8  teaspoon      powdered saffron
           dash          cayenne pepper
      1/4  cup           fresh lemon juice -- optional
      1/4  cup           chopped fresh cilantro
 
 Place the beans and water in a large soup pot.  Bring to a boil, turn off
 the heat and let rest for 1 hour.  Add the onion, bring to a boil again,
 cover and cook over medium heat for 3 hours.  Add the remaining ingredients
 except lemon juice and cilantro.  Cook for 1 more hour.  Stir in the lemon
 juice and cilantro just before serving.
 
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 Per serving: 178 Calories; 2g Fat (10% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 35g
 Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 236mg Sodium
 
 NOTES : This soup freezes well.
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