Middle Eastern Spinach-Yogurt Soup with Chickpeas
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
6people 15minutes
  • 2bunches (about 1½ pounds) spinach
  • 1clove garlicminced or pressed
  • 1teaspoon finely grated onion
  • 1tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
  • 3cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2cups low-fat (1 percent) buttermilk
  • 2tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 115.5-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzos)rinsed and drained
  1. Place a colander in the sink. Fill a large bowl with ice water.
  2. Trim spinach stems and discard. Wash spinach leaves thoroughly. Heat a wide pot over medium-low heat. Add spinach to pot, along with any water clinging to leaves, and toss until wilted. Drain in colander, then quickly plunge into ice water. When cooled, quickly drain again and squeeze dry. Transfer to a food processor, along with garlic, onion, lemon juice, and salt. Pulse until spinach is finely chopped.
  3. Spoon yogurt into a medium serving bowl; whisk until smooth. Add spinach mixture, then gently stir in buttermilk and dill, followed by chickpeas. Soup may be served immediately or chilled for a few hours. Stir before serving.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Middle Eastern Spinach-Yogurt Soup with Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 508mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 15g 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 199 cal, 13% fat cal, 3g fat, 1g sat fat, 11mg chol, 15g protein, 30g carb, 5g fiber, 508mg sodium