Beetroot & cumin soup with chickpea flatbread

40 Min
4 People
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A luscious pink beetroot soup spiced with cumin and topped with candied walnuts, salty feta cheese and chilli. Served with a side of chickpea flatbread.
1. Set oven to 180ºC. Whisk together chickpea flour and 1 1/4 cups water. Set aside for 10 minutes. (see notes)

2. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp oil. Dice and add onion. Peel, dice and add beetroots and potatoes. Add 1 tbsp cumin seeds, crumbled stock cubes, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in 1L water, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Line an oven tray with baking paper and drizzle with oil (to prevent sticking). Pour chickpea batter onto tray and spread with spatula (20cm wide). Drizzle over olive oil. Sprinkle with cumin seeds and salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden and crisp around the edges.

4. Heat a frypan over medium-high heat. Chop and add walnuts, stir in 2 tsp oil, 1 tbsp sugar and a pinch of salt. Cook until toasty. set aside on a lined plate (to prevent sticking) to cool.

5. Blend the soup until smooth using a stick mixer or blender. Squeeze in lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.

 Slice snow peas, crumble feta, chop parsley and slice chilli.

6. Divide the soup among bowls. Garnish with even amounts of toppings and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with flatbread.

The batter should be thickened before you pour onto the lined tray. You can also add other spices such as fennel seeds and garlic flakes on top before baking.
Protein upsize add-on - smoked tomatoes

Serve with chickpea flatbread.
Chickpea flour, 1 packet (250g)
Brown onion, 1
Beetroots, 4
Potatoes, 3
Walnuts, 1 packet (50g)
Snowpeas, 1/2 bag (125g) *
Danish feta, 1/2 block *
Parsley, 1/2 bunch *
Red chilli, 1
Lemon, 1/2 *

Oil (for cooking + olive), salt, pepper, cumin seeds, sugar (of choice), stock cubes (2)