Every once I’ll pass by the minuscule section of Meijer that has interesting vegan soups, power bars, etc. and have something jump out at me. On one recent day, it was this box of Imagine Bistro‘s Organic Moroccan Chickpea Bisque.
The first time I had it, I ate it plain and it was good. I wanted it to be thicker for some reason (I have no idea), but it was really flavorful. Loaded with veggies, cumin, chipotle peppers and many more spices it was a little exotic (for lack of a better word) and I really liked it.
When I went back for round two a couple of days later, I noticed the box’s suggestion to add raw chopped onion, lemon juice, a bit of olive oil and fresh cilantro to kick it up a notch. I didn’t have any cilantro on hand, but added the others (though it seems red onion is preferred if the photo on the box is any indication and I only had white). This changed the flavor of the soup quite a bit but was really, really good. (I had horrible onion breath afterward though!)
I think this soup would make a great base for an even heartier chunky soup you could make at home with it. According to its Web site, the company makes all kinds of soups and broths, including Cuban black bean, chipotle corn bisque and creamy butternut squash. I can’t wait to try more of them!
You can check out all of the nutritional info for the soup here.