We initially created this vegan chorizo and chickpea stew recipe in preparation for a post coming next week. Spoiler: it's going to be a guide on the many different ways you can add protein to a vegan diet, so keep your eyes peeled for that! We wanted to include a part on the little wonders that are chickpeas, so we set ourselves a chickpea challenge; this week Freya and I needed to share with you an original delicious chickpea recipe. This delicious stew is packed full of flavour and simple to make. Since it only uses one pot, it saves you on washing up!
Some key ingredients are the chorizo, chickpeas and sweet potato. We decided on using vegan chorizo for both its flavour and the protein. To accentuate those deep smokey and spicy flavours we've added extra dry spices and herbs often found in the chorizo, such as smoked paprika and oregano.
The chickpeas work so well in this stew because they act like creamy little flavour pods as they soften into the broth and absorb all the flavours. They're also the perfect way to boost the amount of protein in a dish like this whilst also getting in some extra veggies.
The sweet potato is delicious in the spicy savoury stew since it adds a much-needed sweetness that rounds out the deep spicy flavours. This stew is also filled with lots of other tasty veggies like red pepper and kale. Serve this with some crusty bread and fresh parsley, or just have it on its own for a lighter meal, as it'll still be delicious! This is such a quick and easy meal to make and would be the perfect dish for any night of the week.
ONE POT VEGAN CHICKPEA AND CHORIZO STEW
author: lovely jubley
COOKING TIME: 35 minutes / SERVING SIZE: 4
1 white onion, diced
glug of rapeseed oil
vegan chorizo, sliced (130g packet)
1 red pepper, sliced into thin strips
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
20 whole cherry tomatoes
1 sweet potato, cut into bite sized cubes
1 400g tin of chickpeas
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp chilli powder (add more if you love spicy food)
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried parsley
1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
500ml of vegetable stock
2 packed cups of kale, stems removed
juice of 1/2 a lemon
Heat the oil in a large pan on a medium heat. Once hot add in the onion and cook for a few minutes. Next add in the vegan chorizo and cook for a further few minutes. Then add in the red pepper and garlic and stir together, cooking on a low heat for 2-3 minutes.
After this has softened, add into the pan the cherry tomatoes, sweet potato and chickpeas and stir together. Then add in the salt, pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, chilli powder, dried oregano & dried parsley and stir together.
Now add in the chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock & kale. Stir together then turn the heat up and bring to a boil. Then cover and simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes.
The stew should now be ready. Check the sweet potato is soft and has cooked all the way through, then stir in some fresh parsley, leaving some aside to garnish, and the juice of half a lemon. Serve with some crusty bread and fresh parsley.
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