{Midweek Meal} Chickpea Stew

22 August 2012

This is a super quick and easy midweek meal, and if you want a vegetarian option you can just leave out the hot dog sausages. If you have fresh herbs at hand, it tastes even better than with the dried herbs.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • vegetable oil
  • 1 crushed clove garlic
  • 3-4 hot dog sausages
  • 1 medium courgette, cut into chunks
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 tin of pre-cooked chickpeas (i.e. not dried chickpeas)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  • Cook the crushed garlic in the oil on a medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the sausages, coourgette and pepper and cook for a couple of minutes until the vegetables being to soften.
  • Stir in the tin of chickpeas and the tin of chopped tomatoes and cook for about 10 minutes until hot through.
  • Stir in the parsley and basil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve on rice or with some nice bread.

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