Chickpea, Chorizo & Veg Stew

This is a fantastic stew for stormy days – it’s hearty, warming and packed full of wholesome veggies.  There’s lots of tasty juices to mop up, so would be great served with a good bit of crusty bread.  I think the herbs are essential – they take this dish to the next level – so don’t skimp on them, unless you have a really good reason!



1 large onion, sliced

1 leek, tough green bit discarded, sliced

1 large carrot, cut into chunks

200g broccoli, florets cut into bite size pieces and stalk sliced

A good handful of curly kale, torn into pieces

1 medium potato, cut into small chunks

Small can chickpeas

2 cloves garlic, finely sliced

100g chorizo, sliced into rounds

A few sprigs thyme

2 stems rosemary

3/4 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

700ml stock/bouillon

1 tbsp. oil



In a large, shallow pan, heat the oil, then fry the onion, leek, broccoli stalk, carrot, potato and chorizo, stirring often to ensure it doesn’t stick.  When the onions start to take on some colour, add the chickpeas, garlic, spices, herbs and stock.  Season well with plenty of black pepper.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook just above a simmer for about fifteen minutes (or until the potato starts to soften.)  Stir, then add the broccoli, and cook for a further twenty minutes.  Add the kale and cook for a final five minutes.  Garnish with a little extra thyme, if wanted.

Chickpea, Chorizo & Veg Stew


  1. The colors are gorgeous.. Pure comfort in this stew.. Yum.. 🙂

    1. Yeah, when the weather gives us variations on the colour grey, I like to try and cram colour into my plate 😉

  2. afracooking · · Reply

    What a fabulous combination of flavours!

    1. Thanks! It was so good 🙂

  3. Oh, lovely, I love chickpeas and kale. It looks beautiful as well as sounding divine, yum!

  4. Oh, how gorgeous that looks! I love chorizo and I bet this is just delish!

    1. It was so good, will be making again SOON!

  5. Yum!!! I don’t eat chorizo but I love the flavour it adds to a dish :))

    1. Yeah, throw in some extra smoked paprika then Elaine 😉

      1. Happily!!! I throw smoked paprika into everything..;))

      2. Yeah, I’m with you – I’d be quite lost without it! Have a great day 🙂

      3. Check out my post today about chorizo spices xx

  6. LOVE chorizo with any sort of bean. YUM!

    1. 🙂 It was indeed yum!

  7. This looks awesome ! Stew is so great in winter 🙂

    1. Thanks! It definitely warmed us up 🙂

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