As the evenings grow chillier, warm and nourishing dishes like this satisfying chickpea stew are welcome at dinner. A dollop of pesto gives a burst of flavor and one last nod to summer. Look for it in the refrigerated section of your market, or make your own.
Warm chilly nights with this satisfying vegetarian stew. Everyday Food editor Sarah Carey shows you how to thicken it with an unusual ingredient -- bread!
In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and celery, season with salt and pepper, and cook until golden, 10 minutes. Add oregano and tomato paste and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Stir in broth and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until onion is tender, 5 minutes.
Add chickpeas and bread and simmer until thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve topped with pesto.
A cup of chickpeas has 11 grams of fiber, 12 grams of protein, and 18 percent of the iron you need in a day.