Vegan Dumplings with High Protein Chickpea Flour Atop Vegetable Soup
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In order for these to stay firm, make sure you lower the heat to the lowest of low - barely a simmer, gently gently drop the tablespoons on top, cover with the lid and cook for 10 minutes. Try not to peek. :)
Cuisine: main
Serves: 8
Vegetable Soup
  • ½ cup vegetable broth for sautéing
  • 4-6 cups vegetable broth for soup
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • ½ head Savoy cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1 large waxy potato, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes (if you are using red or yellow you can leave the skin on)
  • 1 cup of frozen or fresh peas
  • 2 cups of spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 boquet garni - 4 sprigs of thyme, 1 bay leaf and a handful of parsley * see below
Vegan Dumplings
  • 1 cup of Garbanzo bean flour (aka Chickpea flour)
  • ½ cup Cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • ⅔ cup unflavored, unsweetened, non-dairy milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Vegan Dumplings
  1. In a medium bowl, toss together the chickpea flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt. With your fingertips, work the butter into the flour until the mixture is crumbly. Using a fork, stir in the milk until blended. Stir in the minced parsley and set aside.
Vegetable Soup
  1. Heat the ½ cup of vegetable broth in a 4-quart pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes adding more vegetable broth if sticking. Add the garlic and saute for another minute.
  2. Add 4 cups of of vegetable broth, carrots, cabbage, potato, salt, pepper and bouquet garni. Bring the soup to a gentle simmer and cook for about 25 minutes. Add the spinach and peas. Remove the the boquet garni. Add more vegetable broth if needed and bring back to a high simmer.
  3. Drop tablespoons of the dumpling batter in 16 clumps over the top of the soup. Reduce the heat to a low simmer, cover until the dumplings are cooked through, about 10 minutes. Try not to peek.
  4. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with 2 dumplings each.
Bouquet Garni
  1. *Spread out a small piece of cheesecloth and place the herbs in the middle. Bring the four corners of the cheesecloth together and tie them with kitchen string, forming a secure bundle with no gaps.
Recipe by Ordinary Vegan at