RECIPE: Sweet Potato, Spinach and Chickpea Winter Warmer

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,

Sunny Kitty


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Maxine says:

    This recipe looks so great, it’s absolutely full of my favorite things 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sunny Kitty says:

      Ah thank you! Glad you like it – you must try it out! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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