Spicy Ditalini and Chickpea Stew Recipe

This one-pot chickpea stew with pasta is simmered with fragrant spices and lots of aromatic vegetables for a hearty vegetarian meal.


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan set over medium heat; cook onion, carrot, celery, garlic and ginger for about 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften. Add cumin, coriander, paprika, salt, oregano, chili flakes, pepper and cayenne; cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes or until spices are fragrant. Stir in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in broth, 2 cups water and chickpeas; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and broth is flavourful.
  3. Stir in ditalini. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender and broth thickens. Stir in spinach and cilantro; cook for about 1 minute or until spinach is wilted.


• Serve stew with dollop of low-fat yogurt for added richness.

Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 242 calories, 6 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 433 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5 g sugars, 9 g protein

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

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