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A bowl of Harissa Chickpea Stew Recipe

Harissa Chickpea Stew Recipe

Harissa Chickpea Stew is a flavorful and hearty dish that combines chickpeas with a spicy harissa sauce and various vegetables. Here's a basic recipe to get you started:


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste (adjust to taste)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to cook Harissa Chickpea Stew:

Prepare the Harissa Paste:

Start by soaking the dried red chili peppers in hot water for about 20-30 minutes or until they become soft. Drain the chilies and remove the stems and seeds if you want a milder paste. Place the soaked chilies, minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground caraway (if using), paprika, olive oil, tomato paste, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Blend until you have a smooth paste. Adjust the spice level by adding more or fewer chilies to suit your taste.

Make the Stew:

Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chopped onions, carrots, celery, and red bell pepper. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften. Stir in the minced garlic, ground cumin, ground coriander, and smoked paprika. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the spices become fragrant.

Add Chickpeas and Tomatoes:

Add the chickpeas and diced tomatoes (with their juices) to the pot. Stir well to combine everything.

Stir in Harissa Paste:

Add the prepared harissa paste to the pot and mix it into the stew.

Pour in Vegetable Broth:

Pour the vegetable broth into the pot, ensuring that all the ingredients are submerged. Bring the mixture to a boil.

Simmer and Cook:

Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the stew simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the flavors meld together.

Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.


Ladle the harissa chickpea stew into bowls. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley. Serve hot on its own or with cooked couscous, rice, or crusty bread.

Healthy benefits of Harissa Chickpea Stew:

  • High in Fiber: Chickpeas are a significant component of this stew, and they are an excellent source of dietary fiber. Fiber aids in digestion, promotes a feeling of fullness, and helps regulate blood sugar levels.

  • Rich in Plant-Based Protein: Chickpeas are also a good source of plant-based protein. Protein is essential for muscle growth and repair, and it can help keep you feeling satisfied for longer periods.

  • Packed with Vitamins and Minerals: The stew includes various vegetables and spices, such as onions, garlic, and bell peppers, which provide essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.

  • You can savor the rich, spicy, and flavorful goodness of our Harissa Chickpea Stew by ordering it through the Foodhak website.