Spanish Chickpea Stew

How To Make Easy Vegetarian-Friendly Spanish Chickpea Stew

This Spanish chickpea stew will warm your belly on cold winter days. It is so easy to make, requiring one pot and 30 minutes of your time. Vegetarian-friendly too!

Here are a few ingredient substitutions you can make for variety or personal preferences:

  • instead of chickpeas, use red or white kidney beans
  • instead of zucchini, use parsnips
  • instead of passata, use tomato puree

Homemade sourdough bread would go well with this stew too.

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For another belly-warming meal, check out my Slow Cooker Rump Roast recipe.

Spanish Chickpea Stew Recipe Card

Spanish Chickpea Stew

This Spanish chickpea stew is so easy to make and it is vegetarian-friendly. All you need is one pot and 30 minutes. If you don't like zucchini, parsnips are a great alternative. I use tomato puree in place of passata. This stew will warm your belly on those cold winter days.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Spain
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 186 kcal


  • one large pot


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • cup 160 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 cup 170g chickpeas
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 cup 240 ml passata or tomato puree
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Gently cook the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes, until softened.
    1 tbsp. olive oil, 1 onion, 2 cloves garlic
  • Add the diced bell pepper and zucchini to the onions, season with salt and pepper and fry for a further 5 minutes.
    1 bell pepper, 1 zucchini, salt and pepper
  • Increase the heat, add the vegetable stock, bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
    ⅔ cup 160 ml vegetable stock
  • Add the chickpeas, oregano and smoked paprika. Stir.
    1 cup 170g chickpeas, 1 tsp. oregano, 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • Finally, add in the passata (or tomato puree), mix and cook for a further 5 minutes.
    1 cup 240 ml passata
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.



Estimated Nutrition Per Serving
  • 186 cal
  • 5g fats
  • 31g carbs
  • 8g protein
Keyword bell pepper, chickpea, dairy free, garlic, gluten-free, onion, smoked paprika, vegetarian, zucchini

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