Yesterday was a pretty bleak and miserable day of cold and windy weather – so I knew I wanted something warm and filling in the evening. I made this in about 20 minutes and it ticked all the boxes. Full of flavour, filling and easy. So for a quick but hearty stew for the winter months – this is your ticket!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion (roughly chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 2 tsps cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 sweet potato (peeled and cut into chunks)
- half 400g tin chickpeas (drained)
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- 150ml vegetable stock
- any herbs you like (oregano and parsley are particularly nice)
- very generous handful of spinach leaves (they shrink a lot so put what almost seems like too much in)
1. Steam or boil the sweet potatoes for about 8 minutes or until just becoming tender but not really soft.
2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil on a high heat for one minute, then add the onion and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes until golden brown.
3. Add the garlic and spices and cook for another minute, stirring constantly – add a tablespoon of water if you are worried they will burn.
4. Add the sweet potatoes, chickpeas, chopped tomatoes, stock and herbs – bring to the boil, then simmer on a low heat for about 10 minutes.
5. Stir in the spinach and cook for about 3 minutes or until wilted. Season to taste.
Serve with rice, couscous or quinoa and a lovely big dollop of houmous or guacamole for a tasty and filling supper!
Lots of love,