Livia's Chestnut Soup

Livia's Chestnut Soup

Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
30 min 40 min 1 h 10 min 4


2 medium Carrots (chopped)
2 large stalk(s) Celery (chopped)
3/4 cup Chickpeas, canned, drained (drained, rinsed)
4 cup chopped Dandelion greens (or substitute 4 cups rapini)
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
300 gm Chestnuts, boiled (peeled)
1 potato Potato (150 grams, peeled and cut into chunks)
1 large Red onion (chopped)
3 medium Tomato (or 3 whole tomatoes canned)
1 tsp Rosemary, fresh (leaves only)
1 tbsp Sage, ground (4 fresh leaves)
1 tsp Salt (or to taste)
2 medium potato(es) Sweet potato (peeled and cut into chunks)


Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place in a bowl and mash with a fork.

To peel the chestnuts, you must boil them first: Place chestnuts in a saucepan and fill with excess cold water. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Keep them in warm water until you are ready to peel them.

Peal potatoes and sweet potatoes. Cut in chunks.

Chop celery, onions, carrots and tomatoes. Blend them together in a food processor with leaves from 1 rosemary branch and 4 leaves of sage.

Add raw potatoes, sweet potatoes, chopped dandelion, extra virgin olive oil, salt and mashed chickpeas into a large saucepan. Cover with excess water and close lid. Let it cook on medium-low heat for a half hour until potatoes and yams are tender and easily pierced with a fork.

Spoon out the tender potatoes and sweet potatoes and place them in a bowl. Mash the potatoes together and place them back into the saucepan.

Cook for another 5 minutes on medium-low heat. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 395
Calories from fat 144
Calories from saturated fat 20.1
Total Fat 16.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.5 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 204 mg
Potassium 1259 mg
Total Carbohydrate 55 g
Dietary Fiber 7.8 g
Sugars 10.6 g
Protein 7.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.8
Meat Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 4.4

Energy sources



This thick, creamy soup is a good source of plant protein. Can be served as a complete meal.