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Spicy Chickpea and Tomato Stew with Crusty Bread

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 25 mins

Serves 4, costs under £3.00


  • 1 Tablespoon (10g) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Large Sized (240g) Onion
  • 1 (3g) Garlic Clove
  • 1 Teaspoon (1g) Dried Coriander
  • 1 1 cm Piece (10g) Ginger
  • To Taste Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Pack (250g) Mushrooms
  • 1 Tin (440g) Chickpeas In Unsalted Water
  • 1 Tin (400g) Chopped Tomatoes
  • ½ (200g) French Stick
  • 8 Teaspoons (40g) Low Fat Spread

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  1. Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic. Use a knife or vegetable peeler to remove the outer layer of ginger and finely chop. Slice the mushrooms.
  2. In a large pan heat the vegetable oil. Fry the onions for 2-3 minutes then add the garlic and mushrooms and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Drain the chickpeas and add to the pan with the chopped tomatoes, ginger and coriander.
  4. Bring to the boil and then simmer for approximately 10 - 15 minutes allowing the stew to thicken. Add black pepper to taste.
  5. Cut the French stick into chunks, spread with low fat spread then serve with the stew.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 389g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
3.7 g
11.6 g
Total Fat
3.1 g
9.7 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
1.6 g
14.8 g
46.5 g
Total Sugars
2.7 g
8.5 g
NSP Fibre
1.7 g
5.3 g
176 mg
553 mg
0.4 g
1.3 g

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