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Spicy Ranch Chickpea Stew

A vegan chickpea stew that takes less than an hour to prep and cook? It’s no wonder this spicy ranch stew recipe is quickly becoming a fan favorite. See how Hidden Valley® Plant Powered Spicy Ranch makes it easy to fire up the flavor in every delicious bite.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Cook Time 45 min
  • Servings 4
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Ingredients (11)

Steps (4)

  1. 1

    Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent and begins to caramelize, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. 2

    Add the chickpeas and cook, stirring frequently, until the chickpeas start to come apart and turn brown and crisp, about 8–10 minutes. Break up the chickpeas slightly as you go.

  3. 3

    Add the coconut milk, spicy plant powered Ranch and stock, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, being sure to scrape the bits sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  4. 4

    Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 25 minutes or until you’ve reached a consistency you like. Add the kale and stir, cooking until wilted, about 5 minutes more.  Season one more time and serve warm with toasted pita, garnished with chives.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chickpeas! I absolutely live chicken peas and this recipe caught my eye it is so different!
Date published: 2023-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum I make Chickpea stew when it is cold out at least twice a month this whole winter. Never thought to add ranch. Glad I came across this recipe the ranch gives it a whole other layer of flavor that doesn't disappoint. Has a nice kick and I will definitely make again.
Date published: 2023-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this stew ! This is a lovely stew and is very tasty ! Everyone loves it.
Date published: 2023-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just okay Not my favorite... but it may just be because I'm a pretty picky soup eater.
Date published: 2022-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was ok..... Not a kind of soup I would choose as a favorite but it was ok....I wouldn't go out of my way to make again unless someone asked for it...
Date published: 2022-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thanks for a yummy plant-powered recipe :) Delicious and plant-powered! You can do this with soy instead of coconut milk and it still tastes great either way, fyi. Hidden Valley Ranch, please keep the awesome plant-based recipes coming! :)
Date published: 2022-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious Being on a special diet for health reasons looking for healthy and different recipes and found this Spicy Ranch Chickpea stew and had all the ingredients in the house. Made this last night for dinner. Was easy to make and very delicious. Will be making this again. The leftovers will be my lunch today.
Date published: 2022-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I absolutely love chickpeas. This recipe is awesome.Will be making this often
Date published: 2022-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty This was a new experience never tasted chick peas before. There pretty good and easy to make.
Date published: 2022-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious I've never ate chickpeas much, but this was a delicious soup, quick & easy.
Date published: 2022-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for chickpea lovers I like chickpeas and am always looking for new ways to use them. This was a satisfying dish that was unlike anything I’ve made before.
Date published: 2022-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yum I absolutely love chickpeas and have been looking for more plant based meals my family would love. This was so good and filling.
Date published: 2022-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hidden Valley spicy Ranch Chickpea Stew My physician wants me to eat more fiber. I have a love for Chickpeas. This was filling and comfort food.
Date published: 2022-09-06
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