Chickpea and vegetable cream – quick and healthy recipe – Gordon Ramsay’s version

chickpea and vegetable cream

There chickpea and vegetable cream it's a quick and healthy recipe, one of those recipes so simple and ready in 5 minutes, but which contain all the flavor of poor but healthy cuisine.

The chickpea cream is quickly prepared using ready-made boiled vegetables (the one you buy in the supermarket fridge counter) and dried boiled chickpeas.
Without sautées and without other ingredients apart from good extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of granular nut.

To shorten the time, of course, you can also use the chickpeas in a jar, but prefer the dry ones which you can also use the cooking water.

A warm and satiating cream it is what it takes to restore yourself in the evening after a tiring day. Soups and broths in general are gods comfort food excellent that allow us to satisfy the palate and warm the body.

Let's see the recipe.

Chickpea and vegetable cream – quick and healthy recipe


  • two ladles of chickpeas boiled with a little of their water + a ladle of chickpeas to garnish
  • a spoonful of extra virgin olive oil
  • a sprig of rosemary
  • half a teaspoon of granular vegetable nut
  • a handful of boiled vegetables such as turnips or chicory
  • salt
  • pepper
  • bread bruschetta to garnish

chickpea and vegetable cream


Put the chickpeas in a saucepan considering three ladles per person. Also add a couple of ladles of their cooking water or tap water.

Add the nut, a tablespoon of oil, black pepper, a sprig of rosemary and cook for 5-7 minutes. Those who like it can also add a clove of garlic.

Then, remove the rosemary and garlic and blend everything together.

Adjust with the amount of water as the cream should be quite thick.

Once the chickpeas have been reduced to a cream, add some pieces of boiled vegetables. In this case they are turnips, but any vegetable is fine, preferably bitter.

Also add a ladle of whole chickpeas.

One minute on the fire then transfer the chickpea cream to the plates. Serve with toasted croutons.

Enjoy your meal!

Also try this soup with lentils:

Lentil and potato soup simple recipe


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