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Vegan Gluten-free Chickpea Black kale soup! Yum!

We have 2 larger Black kale plants in our beloved allotment. We have eaten many leaves already but you don’t see it on the plants! One looks like this right about now:

A Black kale plant! I have 2! :)
A Black kale plant! I have 2! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I harvested many black kale leaves. I cleaned them, cut out the big white stem & used them in this wholesome delicious one-pot meal! Serve it with some home-made bread & you will love this beautiful combination! ๐Ÿ™‚


Let’s see the beautiful mixed filling soup right here:

Vegan & Gluten-free

Recipe: For 4-5 bowls of soup


260 gr ( 3 + 1/2 cups) fresh cleaned, washed, pad dry,ย Summer leeks, white & green parts, cut up roughly / home-grown

120 gr ( 4 cups) black kale leaves, well washed, spun dry, cleaned, big stem removed, cut up roughly/ home-grown

2 fat cloves of garlic, peeled & chopped/ home-grown

1 mini pumpkin, ย (215 gr) (1 cup + 3/4 cup), peeled, deseeded & threads removed, cut up into chunks/ I used home-grown Uchiki Kuri!

1 can of chickpeas, well-rinsed, drained

1200 ml vegan gluten-free hot stock

15 grins of black pepper

15 grins of pink Himalayan salt in a grinder

1 teaspoon of smoked spicy paprika, Pimentรณn picantรฉ ( is well enough!! )

a fruity extra virgin olive oil


  1. Take a large cooking pot & heat up. When hot, add some drizzles of oil. Now, add chopped garlic & pumpkin. Fry for about 5 minutes, stirring often. Then, add chopped leek, black kale leaves, 10 grins of black pepper & 10 grins of pink salt too. Stir everything round into the pot & fry for a further 5 minutes.
  2. Now, add chickpeas, your spicy smoked paprika & your hot stock, stir well. Now, place fitted lid on & boil for about 10 minutes. Taste!
  3. Mix your soup with an immersion blender & finally, taste your soup!ย You must taste the chickpeas, the black kale & then the hot paprika! MMM! It is a thicker soup. Let the soup cool down a bit & ladle your soup into lovely soup bowls & serve with a good slice of home-made bread & some vegan butter! Yum yum, I say! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy, my sweeties! xxxย โ™ฅย Stay Tuned & subscribe by email! Join 1,800 email subscribers now!!! It is free!!!! Click the link here below to subscribe!!!

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

50 thoughts on “Vegan Gluten-free Chickpea Black kale soup! Yum!

  1. Great soup, look at that kale, it’s amazing. The soup is just wonderful. Love Kale, think I will try this with some lentils as well as chickpeas.

  2. Those black kales are really amazing! The soup must be very delicious, Sophie.

  3. Hello Sophie,

    Your soup looks very delicious and extremely nutritional. Well done!

  4. Dear Sophie. Congratulations with your fruitful garden,but I don’t know a black kale plant . I have never seen it . What does it mean in Netherlands ? Greetings

  5. Cooked up a pound of chickpeas last night. Don’t have black kale but do have plenty of fresh Siberian kale for this recipe.

      1. It’s a kale also, same species as black kale but a different variety. Frilly green to blue green leaves often with pink and red veins.

      1. Siberian is good in Minnesota, too. Some years if I cover the plants with cloth tarps and a few evergreen branches they have survived the winter and began growing again in the spring.

  6. We are making your tasty soup today! We happen to have fresh bread too!
    Yum yum yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I made your lovely soup yesterday afternoon. My wife & even my kids loved it!
    Huge flavor!!!! x

  8. I want soup! ๐Ÿ˜€ This looks great Sophie and I love the addition of pumpkin too! Is it seriously just one degree there? I thought UK was cold at ten degrees! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚ Whichever, it’s still soup weather! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

      1. Sophie it’s no longer soup weather where I am!!! I was literally melting today. .. 35c and humid too! Maybe chilled soup weather? ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  9. Black kale, hey? That plant looks amazing! That soup sounds ideal for me! Nutritious, healthy & super yummy too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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