I am utterly obsessed with soups and stews during the fall and winter months. I especially love them as a switch up for breakfast from time to time (don’t judge me, I do the same with quinoa!..lol). Chickpea stew has become an absolute hit in my house this winter! I recently posted a BTS while making this stew on my Instagram stories a few days ago and I was flooded with requests to share my recipe. You guys seriously rock so how could I not share?
XLet’s talk about the amazing health benefits of chickpeas before we get into this good for you recipe! Chickpeas provide amazing nutritional value on top of being just down right delicious!
One cup of cooked chickpeas contains 15 grams of protein. Just keep in mind that they are a source of incomplete protein. This means they don’t contain all of the amino acids our body needs.It’s always recommended to pair chickpeas with other sources of protein like whole grains to avoid a protein deficiency. They are also loaded with iron, vitamin B6 and fiber.
Chickpeas are a fave among most vegans because of their versatility. You can throw them in a salad, curry them or mash them up for homemade humus. Now, on to the recipe!
You’ll need a few basic ingredients to make this stew tantalize your taste buds and leave your belly full.
Veggies: Chickpeas, carrot, tomato, red onion, red & green peppers.
Herbs: Oregano, basil, parsley (optional) & garlic.
Flavor enhancers: Himalayan salt, Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce, cayenne pepper, Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast Flakes.
Base: Tomato paste.
Nutritional yeast flakes are a plant-based protein that I used to thicken up the broth. These flakes are also significant source of fiber which promotes healthy digestion while giving us that full nourished feeling so we don’t feel hungry an hour later. Nutritional yeast flakes can be used in pasta dishes, pizza topping, soups, stews, salads and as a base for vegan parmesan cheese.
Nutritional yeast flakes are jam-packed with b vitamins to promote energy. Minerals such as iron, zinc and selenium and an extremely low-fat/sodium content make nutritional yeast flakes a nutritious addition to any diet!
I added the scotch bonnet pepper sauce and cayenne pepper for zest and spice. I usually add a drop of pepper sauce to all of my stews, soups and especially meat & poultry dishes for my husband (non-vegan). The pepper sauce and nutritional yeast flakes are what make this stew a hit for my taste buds and my family. Comment below if you end up trying this recipe! I’d love to hear your feedback or if you tweaked the ingredients and came up with a different version. 🙂
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