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High Protein Chickpea Stew


Chickpeas have 39 grams of protein in one cup. Serving this stew is a very delicious way to “beef-up” a vegetarian diet.

Makes 4 servings.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 c de-stemmed, chopped kale or other hearty greens
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c tomato sauce
  • 1 c chicken-style vegetarian broth
  • 1 Tbsp capers, minced (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt (reduce if using salted chickpeas)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 c cooked chickpeas


  1. In a large, heavy pot over medium heat, warm the olive oil.
  2. Add onions, carrots, and kale. Saute 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic; saute another minute.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce, broth, capers, paprika, cumin, salt, pepper and chickpeas.
  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Serve hot in bowls with bread, or ladle over cooked rice.

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