Basil Lemon Chickpea Stew is a flavorful and comforting dish, perfect for any occasion. This stew combines the vibrant flavors of basil and zesty lemon with the heartiness of chickpeas.
Basil Lemon Chickpea Stew
- 2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish
- In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent.
- Add minced garlic, dried basil, and paprika. Stir for a minute until fragrant.
- Add drained chickpeas, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vegetable broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Bring the stew to a gentle boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
- Once done, remove from heat. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional information: (Per serving) Calories: 280, Total Fat: 10g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 12g