- 1 onion
- 1 carrot
- 1 celery stick
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tsp ras al hanut
- ½-1 tsp harissa
- 400g chopped tomatoes
- 400g tin of chickpeas
- A handful of flat leaf parsley
- 2 tbsp 0% fat yogurt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 400ml cold water
Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and dice the carrot. Trim and finely slice the celery. Warm 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan. Add the onion, carrot and celery. Season with salt and pepper. Cook gently for 5 mins till the veg start to soften. Stir often and keep the heat low. If the veg look like they might stick, add a splash of water.
While the veg cook, peel and crush or chop the garlic. Add it to the veg with 2 tsp ras al hanut and ½-1 tsp harissa (it's spicy, so use as little or as much as you prefer). Stir and fry for 1 min.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Stir them into the pan with the chopped tomatoes. Fill the tomato can with water (around 400ml) and add that to the pan too. Pop a lid on the pan.
Turn up the heat. Bring the stew to the boil then turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 20 mins, stirring every now and then. If the stew looks like it’s getting too thick, turn the heat down (if possible) and add another splash of water.
Finely chop the parsley. Stir half into the stew. Taste and season with salt and pepper if you think it needs it.
Ladle the stew into warm bowls. Top each bowl with 1 tbsp of the yogurt, then sprinkle with a pinch more harissa and the remaining parsley. Serve straight away.
A sweet treat
Stir stewed seasonal fruits into your leftover yogurt for a simple and satisfying after dinner treat.