What’s for lunch: Chickpea and leek soup

#cheapeatsJanuary4 I posted this recipe about a year ago – it’s a great Winter soup, as leeks are in season. And the chickpeas provide protein and contain folate as well as iron, vitamin B6 and magnesium and potassium and of course, fibre! I usually blend it less than the soup in the photos – it is a favourite with the kids – they always enjoy it. Soups are a great way to get kids to eat veggies.

Annie's Dorset Kitchen

What’s for lunch is a series of recipes and ideas for lunch to share when you’re at home with your baby and/or toddler. They’re not amazing food adventures just simple sustaining meals that are quick and easy to prep, as well as being tasty and nutritious.


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This is a recipe from the first Jamie Oliver recipe book. It’s easy, quick and cheap and I can’t find the recipe book so have been making my version of it…I made it twice last week and both kids loved it.

You will need…

125g of dried chickpeas soaked overnight, rinsed and boiled for 2 hours in unsalted water (until soft) or a drained tin* of chickpeas
600ml of low salt chicken stock made up
2 good sized leeks, top and tailed and sliced
1 potato peeled and diced.
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon butter (if you don’t eat dairy then replace this…

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