This Easy Chickpea Stew recipe is a vegetable stew recipe that comes together in about 30 minutes and has an intoxicating combination of flavors. It’s one of my favorite chickpea dinner recipes and it’s also one those easy one pot meals you can pull together any night of the week.

bowl of chickpea stew recipe - easy one pot meals

Easy Chickpea Stew is full of tender vegetables and chickpeas, and seasoned with the warming flavors of ginger, garlic and a wee bit of jalapeno.

bowl of vegetable stew

When I make this vegetable stew recipe, I saute the vegetables in my Dutch oven then added the liquids (coconut milk and vegetable broth) and let it simmer on my stovetop for about 20 minutes.   I love easy one pot meals like this one, but you could easily toss all of the ingredients in a slow cooker and walk away. 

Chickpea Stew Recipe

This vegetable stew recipe is a versatile one.  I used carrots, red potatoes and cauliflower here, but feel free to use whatever vegetables you need to use up in your refrigerator. As for the added jalapeno in this stew – I’m a wimp when it comest to heat, so I only add a little (about 1/2 a teaspoon), but if you like things a little spicer, then by all means add more jalapeno to your liking.  This is one of my favorite one pot meals to make, because it’s rich and flavorful, and pretty straightforward to make with ingredients that you’ll likely have on hand. This chickpea stew recipe just might become one of your favorite chickpea dinner recipes to make!

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Onions
  • Red pepper
  • Carrots
  • Red potatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Jalapeno
  • Cumin
  • Smokey paprika
  • Turmeric
  • Tomato paste
  • Vegetable broth
  • Chickpeas
  • Canned coconut milk (full fat)

Variations

I’ve added cauliflower, carrots and red pepper to this vegan stew, but you could get creative and add whatever veggies you have on hand.

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Swiss chard
  • Kale 
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow squash

How to Make Chickpea Stew

This Easy Chickpea Stew is one of those easy one pot meals that comes together in about 30 minutes start-to-finish.

  1. Saute vegetables. In a medium size Dutch oven (or other pot), heat the olive oil. Add the onions and red pepper and cook over medium high heat, stirring for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add the carrots and red potato and cook for another 3-4 minutes.  Add the cauliflower, garlic, ginger and jalapeno, and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Stir in seasoning. Add the cumin, paprika, turmeric and tomato paste and stir to blend into the vegetables.
  3. Add chickpeas and broth. Add the vegetable broth  and chickpeas and bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer. Cover pot and simmer over low heat for about 12 – 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Add coconut milk.  Stir in coconut milk and bring back to a simmer for another 3-5 minutes.
  6. Enjoy. Garnish with cilantro.

bowl of chickpea stew - easy one pot meals

Health Benefits of Chickpeas

  • Rich source of vitamins and minerals
  • High in protein, making them a great alternative to meat for vegetarians and vegans alike 
  • They contain almost all of  essential amino acids (just missing – methionine), so they’re not quite a complete protein, but when you serve them with whole grains it can make a complete set of amino acids
  • Promotes cardiovascular health (due to the magnesium and potassium properties found in chickpeas) (1)
  • May help prevent high blood pressure and reduce triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels (the bad kind) (2) (3)
  • They have a low glycemic index
  • Rich source of soluble fiber

More Chickpea Dinner Recipes

bowl of vegetable stew
Yield: 4 servings

Rich and Hearty Chickpea Stew

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This Easy Chickpea Stew recipe is a vegetable stew recipe that comes together in about 30 minutes and has an intoxicating combination of flavors. It's one of my favorite chickpea dinner recipes and it's also one those easy one pot meals you can pull together any night of the week.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup red potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 2 cups cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon jalapeno, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smokey paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4  cup unsweetened coconut milk

Instructions

  1. In a medium size Dutch oven (or other pot), heat the olive oil.
  2. Add the onions and red pepper and cook over medium high heat, stirring for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Add the carrots and red potato and cook for another 3-4 minutes.  Add the cauliflower, garlic, ginger and jalapeno, and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the cumin, paprika, turmeric and tomato paste and stir to blend into the vegetables.
  5. Add the vegetable broth  and chickpeas and bring to a simmer.
  6. Cove pot and simmer over low heat for about 12 - 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  7. Add the coconut milk and bring back to a simmer.
  8. Serve with chopped cilantro.

Notes

I've added cauliflower, carrots and red pepper to this vegan stew, but you could get creative and add whatever veggies you have on hand.

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Swiss chard
  • Kale 
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow squash