It's World Vegetarian Day today and I'm kicking it off at the KitchenAid blog (where you can get the recipe) with this easy and delicious spinach and chickpea stew in their lovely new Slow Cooker!This is one of the tastiest and easiest dishes that you can put together and not have to worry about. A few simple ingredients and spices and you let the Slow Cooker do all the work for you.
I chose a simple yet flavorful recipe to celebrate this day. Vegetables are as diverse and delicious as you can imagine and you can season them with simple ingredients to create more interesting flavors. I've gone back to the basics and taken inspiration from the way my mom would probably approach cooking if she had a busy week at work. Simple, easy and flavorful!
The "most complex" ingredient in this recipe is garam masala and you can find that at most stores or use my recipe to make your own. I also selected canned chickpeas and frozen spinach for use in this recipe (you can also substitute with fresh) because I always keep them in stock and to be honest, I sometimes don't plan ahead and they save me time in prepping. So don't feel guilty! The advantage of using a Slow Cooker is having to think less about cooking especially when you're short on time, so you can set this up at any time of the day and forget about it till it's ready. The chickpeas and spinach become soft and tender and every bite has the tanginess of fresh lemon juice to balance the flavors of the spices. Serve this with flatbread or rice or as is (maybe with a side of plain, unsweetened yogurt)!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by KitchenAid. All opinions expressed are solely my own.