All recipes are deliciously vegan

Viva!
Facebook iconTwitterYoutubeInstagram

Moroccan Chickpea Stew for Caterers

gluten free
wheat free
2 spoon difficulty rating

40-60 minutes

Portions depend on whether extra vegetables added to stew and also accompaniments. Cooking time depends on what extra veg are prepped and added

Serves: 32-40 portions

Moroccan Chickpea Stew for Caterers

This lovely fragrant stew forms the basis for many additions. Try aubergines, peppers and/or courgettes.

It can also be jazzed up with different accompaniments, such as hummus; baba ganoush; harissa paste; tabouleh salad or quinoa pilaf. It is a reasonably priced dish that is easy to make and ticks many boxes: gluten-free, low-fat, wheat-free, nut and soya-free etc.

Ingredients: 

  • 180ml extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 6 large onions, medium diced
  • 3 large bulbs garlic, peeled and blended
  • 45g/3 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 45g/3 tbsp ground cumin
  • 12.5g/2½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 75g/12 heaping tsp (sweet) paprika
  • 6 x 400g tins OR 2.4L can of chopped tomatoes
  • 15 x 400g tins chickpeas drained OR 3.6K cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
  • 2.85L/ 6 pints vegetable stock
  • 45g/3 tbsp brown sugar
  • Salt to taste (adjust if stock is salty)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1K pre-washed spinach, chopped OR the equivalent frozen spinach. If using frozen, reduce stock a little
  • 500g/2 jars sun dried tomatoes, chopped in blender (if in oil, you can use this to replace some of the olive oil)

Optional

Vegetables - add all or some of these to stage 3 if using

  • 4-6 aubergines, chopped to roughly 1.5cm chunks
  • 4-6 peppers (any colour but green), roughly chopped
  • 4 large courgettes, chopped into semi circles

Olives
black, green or mixed - a few handfuls, chopped. Add to stew to warm up near the end of cooking time if using

Method: 

1. Heat olive oil/sun-dried tomato oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until they begin to turn translucent. Add the garlic to the onions and cook in, lowering the heat if browning starts to occur.

2. Add the cinnamon, cumin, cayenne and paprika and sauté a minute or so. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, stock and sugar. Season with salt and plenty of black pepper. 

3. Stir well. The chickpeas should be slightly covered with liquid. If the level is too low, add some water to bring it just above the chickpeas. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and then lower the heat to low and gently simmer for 45 minutes.

4. Remove the soup from heat. Use a potato masher to mash up some of the chickpeas right in the pot. Stir in the spinach and let it heat through until wilted, just a few minutes. Season again, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve the soup, and sprinkle the sun dried tomato pieces on the top with a drizzle of their oil if desired.

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter

Did you know that Vegan Recipe Club is run by a charity?

Viva! is a UK-registered charity which educates people about the realities of factory farming and how it impacts our health, the planet and animals. Vegan Recipe Club is part of our project to make going – and staying – vegan really easy by providing amazing recipes which make even meat-eaters’ mouths water!

We’re doing it because veganism saves animals, protects our planet and is better for the environment and your health.

We don’t receive any government funding. We can only keep going with YOUR help. Please consider donating to Viva! to help us continue to offer these life-saving services.

New recipes

Displaying 1 - 26 of 26
Blackberry Crumble
The perfect companion to a summer's afternoon. Pick your own blackberries and then enjoy this beautiful Blackberry Crumble! Top with...See recipe »
Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing
Taken from our Cooking with Kids livestream demo, these Chocolate Cupcakes are easy to make and tasty absolutely delicious! You...See recipe »
Griddled Asparagus with Smokey Carrot & Béarnaise Sauce
This dish reminds me of my early years as a chef... making a traditional béarnaise was always a challenge as...See recipe »
Rum Truffles
This is an incredible versatile and flexible chocolate truffle recipe, it’s very smooth and creamy... you wouldn’t know it was...See recipe »
Sweet Potato, Spicy Black Beans & Guacamole
This is a great mid-week meal as it's easy, healthy and delicious. You can cheat all the way with this...See recipe »
Balinese Summer Curry
Fragrant, fresh, zingy and summery... what's not to love about this curry!See recipe »
Herby Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate and 'Feta'
This mezze bowl is so easy, fresh and delicious... be prepared to eat it all in one sitting!See recipe »
Seitan & Beetroot Burgers
These burgers are fabulously juicy and full of texture - and the ones to serve to even the most sceptical...See recipe »
Christmas Old Fashioned
A warming cranberry cocktail for Christmas - perfect after dinner with a mince pie!See recipe »
Cranberry Mojito
Our Cranberry Mojito is the perfect party cocktail! It's super easy to make and you only need a few simple...See recipe »
Jackballs With Sofrito Sauce & Vegan Parmesan
These jackballs are super versatile - they can be eaten as starter, combined with spaghetti or served with salad for...See recipe »
Double Chocolate Brownies
These brownies are absolutely delicious - rich, chewy and amazingly chocolatey. Enjoy them cold or warm them up and serve...See recipe »
10 Minute Edamame Spaghetti
There are lots of great things about this dish... it's simple, very quick, tastes amazing AND it's high in protein!...See recipe »
Chickless Caesar Salad
This salad is so delicious and indulgent! It's like a meal in itself and non-vegans won't be able to tell...See recipe »
Mediterranean Vegetable & 'Feta' Tart
This is a delicious dish which is a great addition to a barbecue, picnic, summer lunch or well anytime really :)See recipe »
Easy Strawberry Galette
This tart is so easy to make but will seriously impress... win win!See recipe »
Cashew Cheese Wrapped in Seaweed Flakes
A pretty instant and creamy cashew cheese with a sophisticated twist - rolled in dried seaweed flakes or fresh herbs...See recipe »
Walnut & Miso Cheese
A very tangy and speedy nut cheese that has the flavour depth of being fermented - perfect for impressing dinner...See recipe »
Tomato, Garlic & Rosemary Focaccia
This is a fun recipe and adds an extra special something to that summer evening. Tear, share and enjoy with...See recipe »
10 Minute Banana Blossom 'Fish'
It's National Fish & Chips Day on 7th June so to help save our beautiful oceans and marine life, we've...See recipe »
Easy Berry Crumble Slices
These berry slices are a real summer delight! Simple and fun to make... go on treat yourself :)See recipe »
Hazelnut Pesto Pasta
You can use this pesto in lots of different ways and change it up with wild garlic if you fancy...See recipe »
Kale & Walnut Pesto
Kale is such an amazing food. It contains vitamins A, C and K as well as minerals like copper, potassium,...See recipe »
Helen's Pizza & Pitta Dough
This versatile recipe can be turned into a delicious pizza dough or pittas... it's easy and fun to make! Thanks...See recipe »
Helen's Traditional White Tin Loaf
A delicious traditional white bread... the best in comfort food and very easy to make. Thanks very much to Viva!...See recipe »
No Knead Spelt Bread
A super easy, delicious bread recipe that's fun and rewarding to make... oh and healthy! Thanks very much to Viva!...See recipe »