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Chickpea Stew with White Beans

Chickpea Stew with White BeansThis soup is so many wonderfuls. Well, it’s not really a soup. It’s a bit ‘meatier’ so I am going to call it stew. It’s vegan, sugar-free, clean and just all around good for you. The best part is that it is super quick to make. This chickpea stew with white beans is another recipe that happened quite by accident. I tend to have a lot of those since I don’t really follow recipes, mostly just use them for inspiration. But, even with that, my recipes are somewhat similar to the recipe so the names end up close.

With this concoction it started out as a way for me to reduce the meat in my diet. I started looking around FoodGawker and Pinterest for ideas on how I could use chickpeas in other dishes besides roasting them, making hummus (which I loooooove) or smashing them on sandwiches.

That led me to thinking about the canned tomatoes I had. What is tomato a base for? Goulash. No thanks. Chili? No thanks. I wasn’t in the mood for pasta. Tomato soup? Hmmm maybe. If I can figure out something to eat with it. Smashed chickpea sandwich? No thanks. And so I just kept going through my jars and cans trying to come up with something. I had settled on chickpea to be my protein and went back to Pinterest. I got lost in chickpea stew land for a while. So many varieties and different spice combinations meant I could travel the world without leaving my home.

Story of my life. I couldn’t complete the recipes because I was missing something (or more than one somethings) from every recipe I had pulled up.

I pulled out the stewed tomatoes, tomato paste, chickpeas and the only beans I had on hand – white – out of the cabinet. I then pulled out my small dutch oven that used to be my grandmas and set out to work.

Chickpea Stew with White Beans

It had an Italian / Tuscany type feel to it when I start to pour the ingredients in the pan. So that led me to the garlic powder , oregano and multiple other flavors.

My thought? What’s the worst that could happen? I wouldn’t like it and have to dump it out. Yeah, that does suck and I hate to waste money, but how else did Julia Child or Emeril know if an idea worked for them or not?

I have to say, I’m glad I took the chance. When it was all done I put half in the freezer. The other half gave me 4 lunches that I could rotate for the week.

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Chickpea Stew with White Beans

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
Servings 8


  • 1 can organic chickpeas rinsed
  • 1 can organic northern white beans, rinsed
  • 1 can garlic & oregano stewed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp diced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp shredded fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 c vegetable stock


  • Place the olive oil on the bottom of your dutch oven.
  • Keep heat on low and add the garlic, ginger and diced onion.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the vegetable stock, chickpeas, tomato and beans.
  • Stir well.
  • Put the lid on and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are warm.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients (spices) and continue cooking on low for 5-7 minutes to allow the flavor to infuse.


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  1. I love, love, love chickpeas. I think this sounds awesome. What a perfect winter meal 🙂

  2. That looks tasty! We make most meals out up but I am always looking for new recipes that are healthy! Thanks!

  3. I had never tried chickpeas or really even heard of them until I got a subscription to Love With Food box and they were in it. They were chipotle flavored so that enticed me a little bit. Interesting little things that I now like!

  4. One time, I ran out of navy beans for some soup I was making. I uses Chickpeas and it turned out as good as when I used the navy. Your soup looks very tasty.

  5. What a beautiful meat-free dish! I am obsessed with bread bowls, so I would probably put my in one of those to eat 🙂 This looks so fresh.

  6. Oh man, this look delicious! And I happen to have all the ingredients in the house to try making it myself!

  7. What a great recipe! I was just talking to my husband the other day about cooking with beans and not really knowing how to cook them or what to cook them with. This is great!

  8. Of all the beans, chickpeas are my favorite. I would to recreate this dish at home. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  9. This looks like a great comfort food recipe. We occasionally make chili and soups in our crockpot, so we’ll definitely have to try this recipe too!

  10. So do you have a cookbook?? Seriously everytime I come to your blog I wanna make something…if you dont have one you need one!

  11. This looks like such a homely and warming stew. I’d love a bowl of this right now, it looks so delicious!

  12. These soups sounds and looks so yummy indeed. I love white beans but never tried chickpeas before that I remember anyway. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I am not a bean type of person but this right here looks amazing!
    Would love to try this someday. I bet it taste wonderful!

  14. Yum this looks delicious. Cozy food too, exactly what I need right about now! Haven’t had chick peas in a long time too! This looks so good!

  15. This sounds delicious. I love making Chickpea patties. I will have to try this recipe this weekend. I am sure my family will love it.

  16. I love chick peas. I think the bite they give to a meal is very appealing. This stew sounds really good!

  17. This is right up my alley! I could live off of soup and stew, and I love chick peas. I just returned from a trip to Turkey where I had chick peas in some form almost every day. Yum!

  18. This would work out wonderfully for my new protein-focused healthy meal plan! Thanks!

  19. I don’t really eat anything with beans in it, they have never really been my “thing”, but I am sure this would be a great meal for someone who likes them!

  20. img this sounds absolutely delicious!! I’m all about soups and stews so I’m totally going to have to pin this so I can try this out myself:)

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