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Detox Chickpea & Celery Soup - Chef Whitney Aronoff | Starseed Kitchen

Detox Chickpea & Celery Soup

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  • Author: Chef Whitney Aronoff
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Healthy


Hydrating & detoxifying chickpea celery soup with lemon, cilantro & Greek yogurt. This soup recipe is extra hydrating.

Delicious year round, it’s flavorful with a simple ingredient list.


  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 medium yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 bunch celery, chopped into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 cup celery leaves, packed (from 1 bunch of celery or 2 1/c cups diced)
  • 8 cups vegetable broth (or chicken bone broth)
  • 2 15 oz cans of chickpeas, drained & rinsed (or 3 cups of freshly cooked chickpeas)
  • 1 tsp red chili oil
  • 1 cup organic whole-milk Greek yogurt (or plant-based yogurt)
  • 1 cup of cilantro leaves, rough chop
  • 1 lemon


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a soup pot over low heat. Add onion, stirring frequently till softened but not browned, 5 minutes. Add celery and garlic, stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
  2. Add stock, increase heat to medium-high heat, and bring to a boil, then down to a simmer. Add chickpeas and cook till beans are warmed through, about 5 minutes. Stir in chili oil and season with sea salt.
  3. Prepare soup garnishes by adding celery leaves and cilantro to a bowl, toss well. Separately mix Greek yogurt, juice and zest of 1 lemon. Set aside.
  4. Divide soup among bowls. Garnish with yogurt and sprinkle with celery and cilantro leaves. Enjoy.


  • Choose bone broth or vegetable broth according to your dietary preferences, both work great. Additional, swap coconut yogurt for Greek if avoiding dairy.
  • Add spinach for extra greens if desired.