This is a New York Times recipe.
Every time I feel the least bit under the weather I make this soup. To me, it is the definition of nourishing; the vegetarian equivalent of chicken noodle soup. It is surprising how rich it is given that it does not rely on stock. So if you’re sniffling and your mommy’s not around, give it a try.
11/2 to 2 hours plus overnight soaking
1 whole clove
1/2 onion, sliced root to stem so it stays intact, peeled
1 pound dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained
1 sprig rosemary, plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped leaves
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 fresh bay leaves or 1 dried
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons salt, more to taste
1 small Parmesan rind, plus 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup diced tomatoes, canned or fresh
2 medium carrots, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
While soup simmers, mix the chopped rosemary, grated Parmesan, lemon zest and pepper in a small bowl [I use a tupperware so I can shake it and more easily store it].
Season the soup to taste and ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with the Parmesan mixture.