Enjoy this healthy vegan dinner recipe taken from RTE's Operation Transformation

  • Serves: 2 people
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Moroccan
    • Dairy Free
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan

    Moroccan Chickpea & Vegetable Stew

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    1 red onion

    200g potato

    200g carrots

    ½ small head cauliflower (you need 200g florets)

    2 garlic cloves

    400g tin chickpeas (240g drained)

    1 lemon

    1 tbsp rapeseed oil (15g)

    1 tsp ground cumin

    ¼ tsp dried red chilli flakes

    600ml reduced salt vegetable stock (from a cube)

    200g tin chopped tomatoes (or use ½ regular 400g tin)

    10g fresh coriander

    sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


    Cut the onion in half, then peel and finely chop. Peel and dice the potato. Peel the carrots and cut into thin slices. Cut the cauliflower into small florets – you need 200g in total. Peel and crush the garlic. Drain the chickpeas in a colander in the sink and rinse under cold running water. Finely grate one teaspoon of the lemon rind, then cut the lemon in half and reserve to use later.

    Heat a wok or a frying pan with a lid over a medium to high heat. Add the oil and sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes until softened but not coloured. Stir in the garlic with the spices and lemon rind and cook for another minute, stirring. Stir in the potato, carrots and cauliflower and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Pour in the stock and add the tomatoes, then bring to a simmer. Season lightly with a little salt and pepper to taste.

    Reduce the heat and add the chickpeas. Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables are just tender when pierced with a knife and everything is piping hot.

    Strip off the leaves from the coriander and finely chop. Cut the lemon in half. Stir the coriander into the stew with enough of the lemon juice to taste.

    Divide the Moroccan chickpea and vegetable stew between bowls to serve.