Chickpea Ragout

Chickpea Ragout

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings.

This Chickpea Ragout is tasty as a vegetarian entree or a starchy side dish. It's especially good the next day. I usually make an extra large batch and freeze some in lunch sized containers. I use lots more parsley than the recipe calls for. Extra parsley can be chopped up by hand or in a food processor and frozen in a plastic bag for future use.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes or 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped garlic
  • 16-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (I love the Better Than Bouillon paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium high heat and add the onion and scallions.
  2. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes to soften the vegetables, then add the remaining ingredients, except the parsley.
  3. Return to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and boil gently for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and boil for a few minutes to reduce the liquid.
  5. Divide among 4 bowls, then sprinkle the parsley on top and serve.


Recipe adapted from Jacques Pepin's, Simple & Healthy Eating Cookbook

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