The Saturday Simmer: Meatless chickpea stew recipes
Although I love hummus, I don't actually love chickpeas. However, when added to soups and stews, chickpeas plump up with the flavors of whatever liquid they're swimming in, and when they've absorbed a rich mix of spices and sauces, that's when I start to fall in love. Chickpeas, which add great texture to stews like this Tunisian vegetable ragout with quinoa from FatFree Vegan Kitchen, also pack a lot of nutritional punch; they're full of fiber, and might help to control cholesterol and blood sugar levels. . . .