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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pantry Raid: Tomato & Chickpea Stew

I went to a tweetup last night sponsored by a cool foodie group engaging in community service; I had to leave pretty early to metro there, but wanted to make sure I had a good dinner first so I threw together this tomato & chickpea stew from what I had in my pantry/fridge. It was easy, filling and super cheap. I haven't cooked much with smoked paprika, but the package said it's good with tomato based sauces--and it was!


Tomato & Chickpea Stew

Ingredients:

1 tsp light olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 can chickpeas
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup water
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
chopped parsley or cilantro (optional garnish)

Directions:
  1. Heat oil in saucepan and saute onions until soft, 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine and bring to a boil. Simmer 20-25 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over rice or quinoa with freshly steamed spinach.

The cost:
onion: .45
chickpeas: .69
tomatoes: 1.00

Grand total: $2.14; serves 2-3

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2 Comments:

Blogger Becca said...

this looks delicious and the perfect thing for lunch next week!

January 28, 2010 at 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tomato and chick peas (plus potatoes) sounds like like this Indian dish, Channa Masala:

www.recipezaar.com/channa-masala-17471

Danny

January 28, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

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