Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe also comes from Family Circle's Fast Vegetarian Cookbook and is the perfect stew/soup for a cold night. It is filling, easy to make, tastes super yummy and is healthy, too. What more can you ask for? :) I modified it a little to have it produce a smaller quantity and suite my taste even more. I hope you enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Stir in onion and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until soft and slightly browned.
  2. Mix in spices and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir in chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and chickpeas.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  5. Season well with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  6. Just before serving stir in the parsley.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was good. I agree with Cookgirl that cilantro would do it better, I used flat leaf parsley, extra virgin olive oil, additional canned chickpeas like other reviewers, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, plus the rest of the ingredients. Made for Veggie Swap #49 ~ August ~

4 5

This was an easy and satisfying mid-week meal. The big change was subbing Spanish smoked paprika for standard. The bean mixture was served over quinoa and topped with fresh cilantro instead of parsley-the cilantro really being the icing on the cake and making all those flavors shine. Used my own roasted frozen tomato puree from the summer harvest. Reviewed for Veg Tag/November.

5 5

Yum! This is easy, quick, and delicious! I added a couple of sweet red peppers because I had them on hand, and added a couple of pinches of dried red chilies. We're looking forward to lunch this week, having this with some hearty cornbread! Made for 1-2-3 Hits. Thanks, Loula!