Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Here is the best comforting and hearty Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free) ever! Made with simple ingredients from basic ingredients with an amazingly delicious taste that will keep you coming back for more!

Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup chick peas, dry or two-15 ounce cans chick peas, drained
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil, (1/4 cup water)
  3. 1 medium onion, minced
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  6. 1 medium tomato, chopped
  7. 1 carrot, diced
  8. 1 tsp dried parsley
  9. 1/2 tsp dried basil
  10. 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  11. 1 tbsp tomato paste
  12. 2 cups liquid from boiled chickpeas, or vegetable broth
  13. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  14. 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper

Instructions
  • If you are using dried chickpeas, sort, wash and soak them overnight. The next day drain and rinse chickpeas.
  • Cover with water about 2 inches above chickpeas and bring to boil on medium heat.
  • Lower heat to simmer and cook until tender, about 1 hour.
  • Drain chickpeas and reserve 2 cups of liquid, set aside.
  • If using canned chickpeas, start at step 5.
  • Heat oil or water in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.