Stewed Chickpeas - Vegan
Nina Herndon
February 27, 2020
November 22, 2021

The lowly chickpea (also known as a garbanzo bean to the uninitiated) can be substituted for meat in almost any dish. The beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals. Chickpeas are mostly known as the main ingredient in hummus. We are world famous for the hummus we serve at the retreat! My favorites are the Carrot and the Lemon Basil. As our seasonal menus change, so does our flavor of hummus. You'll have to join us to discover your new favorite.

I came up with this recipe, as an addition to our menu, since we frequently have guests who are vegetarian or vegan. I'm definitely a meat eater, but I think this is amazing. And so do the guests.


  • 2 cans garbanzo beans
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups raw spinach or kale
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp no salt seasoning
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes


  • Open and save 1⁄3 cup of bean juice
  • Put all ingredients and saved bean juice except spinach or kale in pot
  • Bring to a boil
  • After it boils, let simmer and reduce
  • After 15 minutes, add greens and tomatoes
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Reduce for another 30 min 

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