Chickpea, Chard & Sweet Potato Stew
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
A one-pan veggie number that’s all the colours of the rainbow (chard); texture comes from creamy Middle Eastern labneh and nutty chickpeas.
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601 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 200g rainbow chard
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • A 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 165g labneh
  • A handful of mint, leaves only
From your kitchen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ltr boiling water
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • A deep pan
  • Ladle
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel and chop the onion. Peel and grate or crush the garlic cloves. Trim and peel the carrots. Finely chop it. Finely slice the celery sticks. Peel and cut the sweet potato in to 2 cm cubes.

  • 2.

    Thickly slice the rainbow chard leaves and stems. Zest and juice the lemon.

  • 3.

    Place a large pan on the heat. When warm, drizzle in 2 tbsp olive oil. Add the onion, garlic, carrots and celery. Fry gently for 3 mins. Sprinkle in 1 tsp of the cumin seeds and cook for 1 min.

  • 4.

    Add the sweet potato cubes to the pan. Stir to coat in the cumin spiked oil and veg. Crumble the stock cube into the pan. Pour in 1 ltr boiling water. Simmer for 10 mins.

  • 5.

    Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Tip them into the pan after the veg has simmered for 10 mins. Stir in the rainbow chard and half the lemon juice and zest. Simmer for 5 mins.

  • 6.

    Taste and season the broth. Ladle into warm bowls and dollop on spoonfuls of labneh. Scatter over the mint leaves.

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