Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

Are you looking for a hearty and delicious vegetarian recipe? Look no further than this Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew! Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with flavor, this stew is perfect for those cozy nights when you crave a comforting meal. Whether you're a vegetarian or simply want to add more plant-based dishes to your repertoire, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 40 mins 55 mins 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (480 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  2. Add the cubed sweet potatoes to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they start to soften.
  3. Stir in the drained and rinsed chickpeas, diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, ground cumin, paprika, and ground cinnamon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. If you prefer a thicker stew, you can use a potato masher or the back of a spoon to lightly mash some of the sweet potatoes and chickpeas.
  6. Serve the Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew hot, garnished with fresh cilantro for an extra burst of flavor.

Serving Suggestions

This Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with your favorite sides. Here are some serving suggestions:

  • Serve it over steamed rice or quinoa for a complete meal.
  • Pair it with a side of crusty bread or naan to soak up the delicious flavors.
  • Top it with a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream for added creaminess.
  • This stew is also great for meal prep and can be enjoyed as leftovers for lunch or dinner throughout the week.

Whether you're a vegetarian or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, this Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew is a must-try recipe. It's comforting, flavorful, and packed with wholesome ingredients that will leave you satisfied and nourished. Enjoy!

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