Today – simple chickpea stew
Simple Chickpea Stew Recipe
I have been following Slimming World for a month now and really enjoying the fact I can eat as many veggies as I like. As a vegetarian, this is a good thing and I am slowly learning to be more inventive.
One thing I have really been trying to work on recently is making sure we eat up all our veg before it spoils. The amount of food we throw out in the UK is really shocking and I want to make sure we do not add it the food waste mountain (or just throw our money away)
I recently reviewed a Riverfood Food Box which has a delicious recipe from The Happy Pair for a gorgeous chickpea Spanish bake with sliced potatoes on top. It was delicious and I was so excited to create my own version using what I had at the bottom of the fridge and particularly the bits and bobs that need using up.
I find this chickpea stew such a warming meal packed with goodness, perfect after a chilly walk and I know not only are we using up our veggie goodies we are also filling ourselves up with the good stuff.
1 can of chickpeas
1 tin of plum tomatoes
Chilli powder (1 tsp)
1 large red onion
1 green pepper
Salt and black pepper
1 clove of garlic crushed
Fry light or oil
Tomato Puree ( I tbsp)
Chop all the veggies into chunks and fry the leeks and onion for 5-7 minutes in your choice of oil.
Add the garlic, pepper and tomatoes and fry for another 5 minutes on a medium heat.
Then add the tin of plum tomatoes and the chilli powder plus salt and pepper to taste (you can sprinkle in a little paprika too if you wish) Add the tomato puree at this stage too.
Cook for 10- 15 minutes.
Drain the chickpeas and add to this mix and cook for a further 5 mins.
You can use up sweetcorn, parsnips, kidney beans, peas, white onion, carrots, herbs, absolutely whatever veg you have really. If you add carrots adjust timings until they have softened.
You can also slice par boiled potatoes on top and pop in the oven for 20 minutes, adding cheese if you wish to the top of the potatoes.
Be unafraid and creative with your leftovers and keep your tummy and your purse happy
OOh, and another no-cook way to use up those veggies? You could try Slimming World Salsa Delicious! and so speedy
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If you have enjoyed my recipe for simple chickpea stew You might also like my recipe for easy slimming world quiche