This recipe is one of my favorite winter comfort meals! Simply mix it up and leave it to simmer the flavors together. I cannot believe it took me this long to throw these flavors into a soup. Nutty peanuts, fruity basil, spicy chili paste and creamy coconut milk all combined to make a simply delicious and heart warming stew.
Chickpeas are a healthy foodie's best friend, I have added them to everything from sandwiches to desserts! Eating at least one cup of beans per day has proven to help suppress appetite, lower bad LDL-cholesterol levels and help control blood sugar levels. Chickpeas provide a hefty dose of both fiber and protein which helps keep you full longer. These delicious beans also have a very neutral flavor making them an easy addition to any meal!
Thai Chickpea Stew
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 large zucchini, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
28 oz stewed tomatoes
3/4 cup filtered water
2 cups cooked chickpeas
1/3 cup creamy unsw organic peanut butter
3 tbs thai green chili paste
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tbs sriracha sauce (or 1/4 tsp cayenne)
1 cup light coconut milk
juice of two limes
2 handfulls fresh chopped basil or 1 tbs dried basil
crushed roasted peanuts for garnish
fresh chopped basil or cilantro for garnish
For the slow cooker, add all ingredients to the cooker and thoroughly mix to combine. Set the temperature to low and slow, cook for about 6 - 8 hours or until all veggies are cooked through and all flavors are intertwined. Finally, add in the coconut milk and lime juice, stir to combine. Serve garnished with chopped peanuts and fresh herbs. Enjoy!
For the stovetop, in a pot heated over high heat, add your chopped onions, bell pepper, zucchini and garlic along with 1 tbs coconut oil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the onions are soft. Next, toss in the cumin, thai chili paste, chili powder, salt and pepper. Briefly stir ,then add in the stewed tomatoes, chickpeas, peanut butter, sriracha and 3/4 cup filtered water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 - 30 minutes or until all flavors are fully developed. Finally, stir in the coconut milk and lime juice. Serve garnished with chopped peanuts and fresh herbs. Enjoy!