Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Here is the best comforting and hearty Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free) ever! Made with simple ingredients from basic ingredients with an amazingly delicious taste that will keep you coming back for more!

Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

It tastes delicious with rice. While we are on the subject of comforting and hearty stews, check out my Black Bean and Butternut Squash Stew which is also a huge hit!

I have been so busy lately, it's been a roller coaster ride since our move to Ohio. So many wonderful things are happening to our family and we feel so grateful for the abundance of blessings that are coming our way. I have been delaying putting up new recipes because it's been so difficult for me to decide which ones go on my website and which ones go in my cookbook.

Yes! you heard me, my cookbook is almost ready. I can't keep the silence any longer and want to share with you all that I have been up to. Moving here has given me long hours of being able to experiment in my kitchen. Don't get me wrong where I lived in Virginia, was also quiet but in a different way. Devannah started college in January but did most of her classes online. Here she goes to college full time so it's just Daevyd and myself at home.
In order for me to focus on the cookbook, I had to narrow down my skincare orders to private customers.

Chickpea Stew (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

I'm also currently enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to be a Certified Health Coach. I'm learning how to better work one and one with my clients to motivate them to achieve better overall health-More on this to come.

Well enough on me. This chickpeas stew is simple to make and delicious. Chickpea is low in fat, a good source of protein, fiber, vitamin B6, and iron. They increase bowel health, aid in weight loss and lower cholesterol.




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4 kcal / 17 kJ
8 g
2 g
2 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

10 min
25 min
Ready in:
40 min
6 servings



  1. If you are using dried chickpeas, sort, wash and soak them overnight. The next day drain and rinse chickpeas.
  2. Cover with water about 2 inches above chickpeas and bring to boil on medium heat.
  3. Lower heat to simmer and cook until tender, about 1 hour.
  4. Drain chickpeas and reserve 2 cups of liquid, set aside.
  5. If using canned chickpeas, start at step 5.
  6. Heat oil or water in a large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds stirring. Add bell pepper, tomatoes, carrots, chickpeas, parsley, basil and oregano.
  8. Add tomato paste and vegetable broth or reserved chickpeas water (aquafaba), cover and bring to boil. Reduce to a simmer for 20-30 minutes or until thickened.
  9. Mash some of the chickpeas, with the back of a fork to thicken stew.
  10. Check seasoning, add cayenne pepper and extra salt and pepper as needed.
  11. Delicious served with brown rice.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Looking for meals
    March 24, 2019

    Holy moly 65 grams of carbs in a serving

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 24, 2019

      Lol, don’t take my word for it. Run it through your favorite nutrition calculator like My fitness pal. I might need to do it again. After all its only chickpeas so there might be an error on my part but I’m not sure, I’m not a nutritionist, I basically plug the amount in a calculator and what comes up I write down but sometimes I might make an error.

    • Deborah
      March 31, 2019

      I ran it through My Fitness Pal and got 27 g of carbs per serving.

      • Michelle Blackwood
        March 31, 2019

        Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Deborah, I really appreciate you doing it. I had it on my to-do list. I will edit the recipe now.

  2. Jd
    February 15, 2019

    Very good! Love it the flavor and a little heat was terrific! Thank you I’ve made two of your recipes so far and loved them both.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 16, 2019

      That’s wonderful to know, I’m happy you enjoyed it Jd. Thank you for your feedback.

  3. Terrence
    February 9, 2019

    I made this a week ago….instant classic!…loved it!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 9, 2019

      Thank you Terrence, so happy you enjoyed. I appreciate your feedback.

  4. Naomi
    January 26, 2019

    I’ve made this twice already and my husband and 1 year old (and me) love it! I’m going to make it again tonight for dinner. I’m loving your website by the way. Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 26, 2019

      Thank you Naomi, I’m so happy that you and your family enjoy it. I appreciate your feedback. thanks again.

  5. Mirian
    January 24, 2019

    Thank you so much for sharing this tasty recipe, it tastes amazing! I just made it for dinner and everybody liked it, including the children ?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 24, 2019

      That’s great to know Mirian, I’m so happy that everyone enjoyed it. Thank you so much for your feedback.