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Vegan Lebanese Chickpea Stew

Vegan Lebanese Chickpea Stew

Vaishali · Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes
A rich, warm, fragrant and delicious Vegan Lebanese Chickpea Stew flavored with warm spices like cumin and za'atar.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Stew
Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 6
Calories 153 kcal


  • Large saucepan



  • With a mortar or pestle, or in a food processor, crush the cumin and the garlic together until you have a very coarse paste.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  • Add the cumin and garlic mixture and saute a minute or so until it turns fragrant.
  • Add the tomato paste, red pepper flakes, and paprika. Saute, stirring frequently, for about two more minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas and stir to mix. Add four cups of water, the za'atar, bay leaves and the roasted red pepper. Mix well.
  • Once the mixture comes to a boil, lower the heat until it boils gently, and cook for 15 minutes. I like to mash some of the chickpeas with the back of the ladle to thicken the stew slightly.
  • Add salt to taste and stir in the parsley. Turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot. This is perfect with rice, brown or white. You can also serve with some crusty bread, or some whole wheat pita bread.


Calories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 8gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPotassium: 308mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 555IUVitamin C: 4.6mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 3.4mg
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