Cauliflower and Chickpea Stew

This is a perfect meal for a cold, winter day. I had this tasty recipe at a friend’s house several months ago, and have made it several times for myself since then. I believe it originally came from Real Simple. I like that it has many ingredients that I never would have thought to put together. In fact, I hadn’t tried chickpeas before this recipe and this stew renewed my love of raisins!

Start by cooking onion in oil until soft. I also added a little minced garlic, it just seems automatic to start a recipe with onion and garlic.

Onions

Add cumin, ginger, salt, and pepper and cook. Stir until fragrant, plus one more minute.

Spices

Add tomatoes, chickpeas, cauliflower, raisins, and a half cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer. Stir occasionally until veggies are tender and liquid is slightly thickened.

Ingredients

Fold in spinach and cook for another minute or two. I actually use both frozen cauliflower and spinach in this recipe. And since the other main ingredients are canned, I can always have everything I need on hand for when I need a quick or last minute dinner.

Spinach

The stew can be served over rice or is also great on its own. It’s perfect for the holidays because it looks kinda Christmassy!

Stew

Here’s the recipe:

2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. ginger
1-28 oz. can tomatoes
1-15 oz. can chickpeas
1 head cauliflower, cup up
1/2 cup raisins
1-5 oz. package of spinach
rice to serve over
almonds to sprinkle on top (optional)

Enjoy!

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  • Beyond The Peel

    I love this stew. So nutritious and all kinds of yummy flavors. I’d imagine I should have no problems subbing in Kale if I didn’t have any spinach? I look forward to trying this one out.

  • Kristin

    I haven’t had kale yet. I need to buy it because I hear of it all the time. I suppose it is similar enough to work in this recipe.

  • http://groundcherry.wordpress.com/ Sb2178

    What a delight!  Cauliflower curry was one of my childhood favorites, and I love the addition of spinach.

  • Kristin

    The raisins really add something too!