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 Replies to “Kale and Chickpea Stew”

    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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