EASY BUTTERNUT SQUASH & CHICKPEA STEW (VEGAN, GF)

This butternut squash & chickpea stew is an ultimate comfort meal for the winter season. Quick and easy to prepare, it only requires a few staple ingredients and makes a perfect family meal for big and little people. Vegan and gluten free.

 

Easy butternut squash stew (vegan, gluten free)

 

I can’t believe that Christmas is upon us in less than 2 weeks time… I’m probably being the least organised person this year as I’m still yet to do my Christmas shopping… Yes, I know!

 

Anyway, Christmas aside, I’ve got a quick and easy yet a perfect recipe for a cosy winter night for you – butternut squash and chickpea stew. It was one of those ‘add a bit of this and a bit of that’ recipes but it turned out so good that I just have to share it with you.

 

Easy butternut squash stew (vegan, gluten free)

 

With only a few ingredients, you can prepare a big batch of this butternut squash and chickpea stew to last for a few days (it makes it a perfect contender for a meal prep, if you’re one of those organised people who can do it – I take my hat off to you!). In my book, leftovers also taste much better the next day!

 

Feel free to replace the butternut squash with any other root vegetables in season. You can also substitute chickpeas with tinned white beans if you like.

 

Easy butternut squash stew (vegan, gluten free)

 

I normally serve my stews with brown/wild rice or quinoa but this time my pantry cupboards were totally empty, so white rice it was!

 

If you’d like to try some other recipes with butternut squash, why not try

 

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH SAGE & MUSHROOM STUFFING

 

ONE POT SQUASH & SWEET POTATO SOUP

 

BUTTERNUT SQUASH HUMMUS

 

As always, if you have a go at making this butternut squash & chickpea stew, I’d love you to drop a comment in the comment section below and tag me on Instagram @fit.foodie.nutter #fitfoodienutter so I can see your take on it.

 

Easy butternut squash stew (vegan, gluten free)

Easy butternut squash stew (vegan, gluten free)

 

Thank you for stopping by.

 

Healthfully yours,

 

Tania x

 

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Butternut squash stew
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EASY BUTTERNUT SQUASH & CHICKPEA STEW (VEGAN, GF)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
This butternut squash & chickpea stew is an ultimate comfort meal for the winter season. Quick and easy to prepare, it only requires a few staple ingredients and makes a perfect family meal for big and little people. Vegan and gluten free.
Course: Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine: British
Author: Tania Pilcher | Fit Foodie Nutter
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • ½ red chilli pepper , finely chopped
  • ½ large butternut squash (300g)
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 clementine
  • 1 x 400g tin light coconut milk
  • Water as needed
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas
  • 2 cups kale
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • A bunch of fresh coriander , finely chopped
  • Basmati rice to serve
Instructions
  1. 1. In a big pan heat up 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Fry onions for 3-4 minutes until just softened. Add garlic and red chilli (if using) and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
  2. 2. Add butternut squash, all the spices and clementine juice and cook over high heat for 5-7 minutes to slightly brown off the squash. Stir in tinned coconut milk, cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally from time to time. If the sauce is getting too thick, add as much water as you require to achieve the desired consistency. If it’s too thin, add 2-3 tbsp coconut flour to thicken it up.

  3. 3. Stir in chickpeas and kale and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until the squash is soft enough. Season with salt & pepper and sprinkle with fresh coriander. Serve with basmati rice.

12 Comments on “EASY BUTTERNUT SQUASH & CHICKPEA STEW (VEGAN, GF)

  1. My absolute favorite is butternut squash soup. This stew looks even better! I love that you can throw it over rice. It will feed a lot, perfect for the holiday visitors.

    1. Thank you so much Jeannette! Anything easy and nourishing over the festive season is a good winner in my eyes! Wishing you all the best for the festive season xx

  2. Chickpeas and butternut squash are two of my favorite things! Beautiful stew! Love that it’s both vegan and GF! So perfect for this hectic time of year. Hope you get your shopping done! 😉

    1. Hi Tracey. I used clementine zest only this time but you can add the juice of clementine too, for extra flavour. Wishing you and the family all the best for the festive season x

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