sweet potato chickpea stew

Sweet Potato Chickpea Stew

(vegan, gluten free, nut free)

This sweet potato chickpea stew is comforting, full of veggies and plant-based protein. All you have to do is put all the ingredients in a pot, let it cook for 25-30 mins, and it’s done! Great with rice or a side of naan or pita bread.

sweet potato chickpea stew
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sweet potato chickpea stew

Sweet Potato Chickpea Stew

  • Author: Megan Lange
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Stew
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


A simple stew recipe packed with veggies and plant-based protein. Great with rice or a side of naan or pita bread.


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 a yellow onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups chopped carrots (~2 large carrots)
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 can coconut milk (400 mL)
  • vegetable stock (1/2 – 1 cup), optional
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Chop and cook sweet potato in 450F oven for 30 minutes.
  2. Allow sweet potatoes to cool, then purée in a blender or food processor. You may need to add a bit of water to help get your blender going!
  3. In a large pot, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until brown. Then add carrots, celery, and spices (curry powder, nutmeg, oregano, basil, salt).
  4. Once softened, add in coconut milk and blended sweet potato.
  5. Bring to a light boil, adding vegetable stock if bottom of pan starts to burn/stick or if the mixture is too thick)
  6. Add in the drained and rinsed chickpeas.
  7. Cover slightly and simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Serve over a bed of rice and spinach, or whatever you desire, and enjoy!

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