Slim Down Diary Recipe Chickpea and Sausage Soup

Really satisfying yet low calorie soup. A little spicy Mexican flair adds that perfect touch to this soup. With just 317 calories in a serving. This recipe makes 8 servings.

1 16 ounce  package of dried garbanzo beans
1/4 pound Chorizo very thinly sliced or use turkey spicy sausage
3 leeks
2 celery stalks chopped
2 shallots minced
 2 garlic cloves minced
1 can tomato paste
3 cans fat free reduced salt chicken broth
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 can corn drained
1 can sliced carrots drained

Clean and separate beans, soak for 12 hours overnight. Drain or do the quick cooking method on the bag. 
In a large saucepan add the sausage and cook until pink is gone. Drain. Stir in leeks, celery and shallots. Cook 5 minutes. Add and cook garlic next 1 more minute. Stir in the paste, broth and seasoning then the beans. Simmer 2 hours adding the carrots and corn last 5 minutes.

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