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Quick Chickpea and Summer Vegetable Stew

Photo: Alex Farnum; Food Styling: Randy Mon
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4 to 6
This light, simple stew is a great way to use a bounty of fresh summer vegetables in an easy one-pan meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 small carrots, cut into coins
  • 1 qt. reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 oz.) chickpeas (garbanzos), drained and rinsed
  • 2 small zucchini, cut into coins
  • 1 small yellow squash, cut into coins
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 bunch (6 oz.) thin asparagus, trimmed, cut into 2-in. pieces
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 190
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • protein 8.4 g
  • fat 5.8 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 5.9 g
  • sodium 853 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Cook onion until translucent but not browned, about 7 minutes. Add carrots and cook until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Stir in broth, chickpeas, squashes, corn, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes, then stir in tomatoes and asparagus and cook until squashes are tender but not mushy, about 3 minutes more. Ladle into bowls and garnish with basil.