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Basic Spiced Chickpea Stew



  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes (796 ml)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup rice


  1. If your rice isn’t cooked, start by cooking your rice according to package instructions.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add onions and garlic and cook 5 minutes until fragrant. Add cumin, oregano, chili powder, smoked paprika, turmeric and salt.
  4. Stir in your diced tomatoes (with juices), tomato paste and chickpeas. Bring to a low boil, then simmer over low-medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. You can stir in some raw spinach in the last 5 minutes of cooking for a nutrition boost.
  5. Serve on top of rice with vegetables if desired.
  6. Notes
  7. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.