Kale and Chickpea Stew

Kale and Chickpea Stew

Kale and Chickpea Stew
Kale and Chickpea Stew

Kale and Chickpea Stew

Tonight I felt like I was living in a 60ies TV Show because there was a hot meal waiting for me on the table when I got home from work. This doesn’t happen a lot in my house even though my wife is a great cook. No, it’s because we’re a typical 2010ies family with two kids and way too many school activities and sports and play dates taking up all of our time.

So when I saw that my wife made a kale and chickpea stew for dinner I was psyched. Not only because I didn’t have to cook but because it tasted awesome. I’ve mentioned before that I try to eat mostly vegan food because of my cholesterol and this recipe totally fit the bill. Healthy, delicious and vegan. Here’s the recipe:

Kale and Chickpea Stew Recipe


  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • pinch salt (to taste)

Cooking Directions

  1. Trim the stems from the Kale and discard (or use for another recipe)
  2. Bring a cup of water to boil and steam the kale leaves until they wilt
  3. Remove the kale from the water and set aside
  4. Add the olive oil to a skillet heated over medium high heat
  5. Add the onion, garlic and tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes
  6. Add the paprika and cumin, stir and cook for another 2 minutes
  7. Add the chickpeas and their liquid and increase the heat to high
  8. Bring to a boil while and then add the kale and the salt
  9. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for about 10 minutes
  10. Serves 4

Now if I could get a martini and a hot meal waiting for me when I got home from work, then it would really feel like a 60ies TV Show. Sadly, Don Draper, I am not.

2 thoughts on “Kale and Chickpea Stew”

  1. This sounds divine! I could probably sub zucchini or squish (aka. squash) for the tomatoes since they no longer like me, and it would be perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Oooh, squash does sound like a good idea. I’ll have to try that one too. Thanks! Sorry to hear that you and tomatoes had a falling out. You’re better off, they can be pretty high maintenance sometimes. Who has time to deal with a diva?

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