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Instant couscous-chickpea soup for one

5
3
0
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
17 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
1
Difficulty
Easy
This single-serving mason-jar soup is an excellent portable lunch or quick dinner option. It is warming, comforting, flavorful, and ready in minutes. Do be sure to let it sit after adding in the boiling water so that the concentrated tomato paste and the savory chicken base have time to dissolve fully and permeate the rest of the ingredients. If you would like to add even more flavor, stir in some hot sauce to taste or freshly grated ginger or minced garlic. A lemon wedge, squeezed on top and stirred in just before you eat, adds brightness and lifts every bite.

Ingredients

Canned tomato paste

½ Tbsp

Minced garlic

tsp

Reduced-sodium chicken base

1 tsp, or vegetable base

Harissa paste

½ tsp

Ground turmeric

tsp

Ground cumin

tsp

Ground ginger

tsp

Canned diced tomatoes

¼ cup(s), drained

Canned drained chickpeas

¼ cup(s), rinsed

Fresh spinach

¾ cup(s), torn

Uncooked whole wheat couscous

3 Tbsp

Lemon(s)

item(s), wedge

Water

2 cup(s), boiling

Instructions

  1. In a pint-sized mason jar or container with a tight-fitting lid, layer ingredients in order listed, except for lemon wedge. Wrap lemon wedge in plastic wrap; place on top. Close jar; refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Remove and set aside lemon wedge; fill jar with boiling water (about 2 cups). Stir very well, until tomato paste and soup base are fully dissolved. Close jar; let sit 5 minutes.
  3. Remove lid and squeeze lemon juice into soup; stir once.
  4. Serving size: 1 jar