Spanish-Style Potato Chickpea Stew

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the potatoes. Cut off and discard the root ends of the scallions; thinly slice, separating the white bottoms and green tops. Separate the chard leaves and stems; roughly chop the leaves and thinly slice the stems, keeping them separate. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Halve the mandarin; squeeze the juice into a bowl. Peel and finely chop the garlic; using the flat side of your knife, smash until it resembles a paste (or use a zester). Roughly chop the almonds.

  • In a large, high-sided pan (or pot), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly softened.

  • Add the white bottoms of the scallions and chard stems to the pan; season with salt and pepper. (If the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil.) Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the tomato paste and spice blend. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until dark red and fragrant.

  • Add the chickpeas, chard leaves, mandarin juice and 1 1/2 cups of water to the pan; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, 6 to 8 minutes, or until thickened and the potatoes have softened. Turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • While the stew cooks, in a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Divide the finished stew between 2 dishes. Top with the aioli. Garnish with the almonds and green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

Ingredients
  • 1½ cups Chickpeas

  • 3 Yukon Gold Potatoes

  • 2 Scallions

  • 1 bunch Swiss Chard

  • 1 clove Garlic

  • 1 Pixie Mandarin

  • 3 Tbsps Mayonnaise

  • 2 Tbsps Roasted Almonds

  • 2 Tbsps Tomato Paste

  • 2 tsps Chickpea Stew Spice Blend (Ground Cumin, Smoked Paprika & Ground Turmeric)