When the temperature outside is 114 degrees (no lie), I mostly want dinners that consist of ice cream. Then ice cream later for dessert. But that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes we crank the air and head to the stove to make a meal like Spicy Chickpea and Summer Vegetable Soup.
Soup isn’t typically top choice for summer meals, but this dish is nothing like sitting down to a heavy fall soup or stew. The fresh summer veggies lighten things up.
You could use whatever vegetables you have handy, and toss them together with stock and seasonings for a light, quick meal. I added harissa paste for some zing, and lemon juice and zest (my favorite part of the soup) to lighten things up. If you don’t have harissa handy, use any sort of hot sauce, or red pepper flakes if you prefer.
When it’s so hot out that you could cook an egg on the sidewalk, head indoors, grab a cold beverage and make a batch of this summer soup instead!
Spicy Chickpea and Summer Vegetable Soup