Chickpea stew with Almond Picada

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Chickpea stew with Almond Picada
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Prep: 10 mins Cooks: 40 mins

Ingredients (Serves 4)

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  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 150 g white onionchopped
  • 3 garlic clovesdiced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 chopped tomatoes (can)
  • 400-500 ml vegetable stock
  • 300 g butternut squash2cm cubed
  • 1 chickpeas (can)drained and rinsed
  • 300 g spinachroughly chopped

for the almond picada

  • 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 slice sourdough breadroughly chopped (preferably stale)
  • 1 garlic clovesgrated
  • 30 g almondsblanched and skinless or raw
  • 20 g parsley
Dinner

This is a beautiful combination of a rich almond paste, usually used to thicken soups, combined with chickpeas to create a high protein and quality fat rich meal bursting with flavour.

Prep: 10 mins Cooks: 40 mins

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Metric
Imperial

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 150 g white onionchopped
  • 3 garlic clovesdiced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 chopped tomatoes (can)
  • 400-500 ml vegetable stock
  • 300 g butternut squash2cm cubed
  • 1 chickpeas (can)drained and rinsed
  • 300 g spinachroughly chopped

for the almond picada

  • 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 slice sourdough breadroughly chopped (preferably stale)
  • 1 garlic clovesgrated
  • 30 g almondsblanched and skinless or raw
  • 20 g parsley

Gather ...

Gather your ingredients.

Heat a ...

Heat a large pan over a medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion and garlic with seasoning and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until softened and nicely coloured.

Add the...

Add the cinnamon, turmeric and smoked paprika and cook for a minute until fragrant.

Add a s...

Add a splash of water if it sticks to the pan too much.

Add the...

Add the tomatoes, vegetable stock and the butternut squash and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes, until the butternut squash is tender. Stir occasionally and top with water if needed and check for seasoning.

Meanwhi...

Meanwhile, prepare the almond picada. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you have pesto-like sauce, or bash together in a pestle and mortar into a paste. Season well with salt and pepper.

Add the...

Add the chickpeas and spinach and cook for another 5 minutes or until the spinach has fully wilted.

Divide ...

Divide the chickpea stew into serving bowls, season and top with almond picada.

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