Easy Dump & Start Instant Pot recipe for Moroccan Chickpea Soup, a hearty and flavorful dish. Creamy Chickpeas cooked with fire-roasted tomatoes and earthy spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon and paprika, give this vegan and gluten-free soup it's iconic bold and rich taste.
Turn Instant Pot ON. Add all the ingredients listed under 'Pressure cook', including vegetable stock. Give it a good stir. Close lid. Press Manual/Pressure Cook for 8 mins. If using Instant Pot DUO, turn vent to sealing.
Once cooking is done, let the pressure release naturally for 5-10 minutes. After that manually release pressure. If using DUO, turn the pressure knob to 'Venting' position. If using ULTRA, press down on the pressure valve.
Once the pin has dropped, open the lid. Using a potato masher, mash a few beans to thicken the soup a bit. Add chopped spinach, juice of 1/2 a lemon and a teaspoon of agave or honey.
Stir and let it sit for 5 minutes. The spinach will wilt down and the soup will thicken a bit during these 5 mins. Enjoy as-is, or with toasted baguette, or, couscous. For a gluten-free alternative, you can serve it with quinoa.
Recipe Tips for Moroccan Chickpea Soup
This recipe has been tested in a 3qt and 6qt Instant Pot. It is very easy to double this recipe in a 6qt and 8qt. Simply double the ingredients, cooking time stays the same. I wouldn't recommend doubling this in a 3qt.
This recipe uses canned chickpeas. If using dried chickpeas, soak them overnight (or min 8 hrs), drain and use in this recipe. Increase the pressure cook time to 40 mins at high pressure, followed by a natural pressure release for 15 mins.
If making this recipe with unsoaked dried chickpeas, rinse and drain chickpeas. Add to the pot as per instructions and pressure cook 55 mins at high pressure, followed by a natural pressure release for 15 mins.
You can customize this soup by adding veggies of your choice, like diced sweet potato, kale etc.
Serve this soup with toasted sliced baguette. For a gluten-free option, this goes great with couscous or quinoa.