This delicious vegan miso chickpea and mushroom stew is bursting with umami goodness from the miso. Packed with nutrient density, this easy, one-pot chickpea stew is oil-free, gluten-free, nut-free, low-fat, and loaded with healthy plant protein. It takes less than 30 minutes to whip up!
Serve this delicious flavor-packed stew with a side of rice or other whole grain of choice or a baked potato, garlic mashed potatoes, or rainbow salad. It's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or for meal prep. This recipe makes 2 to 4 servings.
What you need to make this healthy chickpea stew
- Chickpeas, no salt added
- Aquafaba (chickpea cooking liquid)
- Smoked Paprika
- Crushed red pepper
The chickpeas give this delicious meal protein and fiber. The mushrooms and kale boost the nutrient density with their immune system-boosting compounds. Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene. While the miso paste, garlic, onion, and seasonings, pack this stew with delicious flavor.
How to make this yummy chickpea and mushroom stew
Preheat a large saute pan over medium heat. Add chopped onions and dry or water saute for 3 minutes.
Add sliced mushrooms, put the lid on to help release the water, and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes.
While the mushrooms are cooking, take the tip of a sharp knife and carefully pierce the cherry or grape tomatoes. Alternatively, slice them in half. Doing this helps them to break down faster during cooking.
Remove the lid and add the tomatoes, garlic, chickpeas, dried thyme, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, aquafaba, and miso paste. Give it a good stir to break down the miso paste and ensure all the seasonings are well incorporated. You don't want any chunks of miso paste! Put the lid back on and continue cooking over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
Finally, remove the lid and stir in the chopped kale. Put the lid back on to finish wilting the kale. Turn off the heat and let sit for a few minutes.
When ready to serve, top this delicious chickpea stew with a squirt of fresh lemon juice. Enjoy this delicious meal on its own or with a side of rice, other whole grain of choice, baked potato, garlic mashed potatoes, or rainbow salad.
Step-by-step stovetop instructions
When ready to serve, squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top and enjoy!
Store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Or freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to four months.
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