Chickpea Sweet Potato and Chorizo Stew

This Chickpea Sweet Potato and Chorizo Stew is adapted from Domini Kemp’s recipe from the Irish Times.

Serves 4


  • splash of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 or 2 chorizo sausages, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 x 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • pinch of sugar
  • 2 x 400 g tins of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 or 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • a few handfuls of baby spinach
  • handful of coriander, chopped (optional)
  • crusty bread, to serve


Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan or pot and fry the onion along with the cumin and coriander seeds for a few minutes.

Add the chorizo and let it cook and start to brown at the edges for a good 5 minutes. (If it looks like too much oil has been released from the chorizo, strain the onions and chorizo with a slotted spoon, drain the oil, then return the onions and chorizo back to the pan.)

Add the tomato puree, canned tomatoes, sugar and chickpeas. Cook for another 10 minutes.

Add the sweet potatoes and simmer for a further 20 minutes or so, or until they’re fork tender.

Add in the spinach and stir until it wilts.

Serve in bowls along the fresh coriander sprinkled on top and crusty bread on the side.

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