This delicious healthy harissa chickpea stew is a cosy and comforting dinner recipe making it perfect for those dreary evenings. It is packed full of nourishing sweet potato, chickpeas and lentils meaning it is an ideal way to warm up in winter.
It is a tomato based stew packed full of warming flavours like chilli, cinnamon and ginger. The rose harissa takes this to another level and adds a delicious extra depth to this dish. You could use chilli harissa if you are unable to find rose. In fact, you could omit it entirely and it would still be delicious.
This is gluten free and suitable for vegans making it a great dish to make if you are trying to reduce your meat intake. If you like this you may like my Sweet Potato & Quinoa Stew or my Chilli & Lime Sweet Potatoes which you can find here.
This is a versatile recipe and can be enjoyed on its own or as part of a larger spread. I usually serve this alongside rice, flatbreads and a cucumber salad. You can add greens such as spinach or kale to this making it perfect to reduce food waste. You could also try this with white potato or butternut squash if desired. I have noted this serves three to four people, however, this obviously depends on portion sizes.
Perform a taste test before stirring in the lentils and add any extra salt or chilli powder if this is to your preference. You could also add extra ginger, paprika and cinnamon to suit your personal preference. I add plain soya yogurt and a generous handful of chopped parsley and coriander to this before serving.
This harissa chickpea and sweet potato stew is a great recipe to make in advance. This dish freezes and reheats well meaning it is perfect to make in bulk to use for lunches throughout the week. If you like the flavours in this recipe you may also like my Warm New Potato & Harissa Chickpea Salad which you can find here.
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