Recipe: Chickpea Stew with Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers

Recipe: Chickpea Stew with Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers

THIS CHICKPEA STEW WITH TOMATOES AND SWEET PEPPERS IS A GREAT SOURCE OF PROTEIN, AND FILLS THE TUMMY WITH COMFORT ON A COLD DAY

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘A HEALTHY VEGETARIAN FEAST‘.

If a thicker stew is desired, most of the water in which the chickpeas are cooked can be drained before stirring into the remaining ingredients. (Serves 12)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chickpeas (preferably split), soaked for 24 hours, then drained
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 large sweet red peppers, seeded and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 small hot pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

1) Place chickpeas in a pot, then top over with about two inches of water.

2) Bring to boil, then cover and cook over medium heat for about two hours or until chickpeas are tender, adding more water if necessary.

3) In the meantime, heat oil in a saucepan, then stir-fry sweet and hot peppers, onion, and garlic over medium heat until vegetables turn limp.




4) Stir in remaining ingredients, then cover. Turn heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

5) Stir in chickpeas with their water, then simmer for further ten minutes, stirring a few times.

6) Serve immediately.

Habeeb Salloum’s articles have been published in the Toronto Star, Backwoods Home Magazine, Forever Young Information Magazine, and Vegetarian Journal, among others. His most recent book Asian Cooking Made Simple – A Culinary Journey Along the Silk Road and Beyond is available at amazon at: https://tinyurl.com/zk3ueyv

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