Chickpea Ribollita Stew
with Parmesan Croutons and Spinach Salad
A modern twist on a classic Italian stew, ribollita! Traditionally this stew is thickened with hearty bread, but in our signature version, we've added crispy golden croutons on top of each bowl!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
(Contains Barley, Wheat)
Parmesan Cheese, shredded
Vegetable Broth Concentrate
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the broiler to high. Wash and dry all produce. Thinly slice mushrooms. Peel, then cut half the onion into 1/2-inch pieces (whole onion for 4 ppl). Peel, then halve carrot lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch half-moons. Roughly chop half the spinach. Cut ciabatta into 1/2-inch pieces.
Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, 2-3 min. Add onions, carrots and half the Italian Seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are tender, 4-5 min.
Add chickpeas and their liquid, crushed tomatoes, broth concentrate, garlic puree, half the vinegar and 1/2 cup water (dbl for 4 ppl) to the pot with veggies. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until stew thickens slightly, 7-8 min. (TIP: Add more water if you prefer a more soup-like consistency.) Add chopped spinach. Stir until wilted, 1-2 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Meanwhile, add ciabatta, remaining Italian Seasoning and 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to a foil-lined baking sheet, then toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer, then sprinkle half the Parmesan over top. Broil in the middle of the oven until golden, 3-6 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on croutons so they don't burn!)
Add remaining vinegar and 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then whisk to combine. Add remaining spinach and half the croutons, then toss to combine.
Divide stew between bowls. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and top with remaining croutons. Serve salad alongside.