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Greek Chickpea Soup with Lemon

Greek Chickpea Soup with Lemon, also known as “Revithia,” is a classic Greek dish that is both hearty and refreshing. This soup combines the earthy flavors of chickpeas with the bright zest of lemon, creating a comforting and nutritious meal. It’s a perfect choice for a light lunch or dinner, and it’s particularly popular during the winter months in Greece.

Recipe: Greek Chickpea Soup with Lemon


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight or canned chickpeas (if using canned, drain and rinse)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • ONE celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Makes 4 servings):

  • Calories: 320
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 850mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 12g


This recipe makes approximately 4 servings.


1. Prepare Chickpeas:

If using dried chickpeas, drain and rinse them after soaking overnight. If using canned chickpeas, drain and rinse them as well.

2. Sauté Onions and Garlic:
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
3. Add Vegetables:
  • Add the chopped carrot, celery, bay leaf, and dried oregano to the pot. Sauté for a few more minutes.
4. Add Chickpeas and Broth:
  • Add the chickpeas to the pot, and pour in the vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a boil.
5. Simmer:
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let it simmer for about 1 hour or until the chickpeas are tender. If you’re using canned chickpeas, this will take less time, about 20-30 minutes.
6. Season with Lemon:
  • Once the chickpeas are tender, remove the pot from heat. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
7. Serve:
  • Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with fresh parsley, and serve. You can also drizzle a bit of extra-virgin olive oil on top for added richness.
8. Enjoy:
  • Enjoy your Greek Chickpea Soup with Lemon, and consider serving it with a side of crusty bread or a fresh Greek salad.

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