Persian-Inspired Chickpea Veggie Stew
with Toasted Garlic Flatbread
Middle Eastern spice-roasted carrots are the star of this warming tomato-based stew. Toasted almonds and a spicy chili-garlic sauce are the perfect toppers for this crave-worthy dinner!
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Middle Eastern Spice Blend
(Contains Milk, Soy, Wheat)
Vegetable Broth Concentrate
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Before starting, preheat the oven to 450˚F. Wash and dry all produce. Peel, then halve carrots lengthwise, then cut into 1-inch half-moons.Halve zucchini lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch half-moons.Peel, then cut half the onion into 1/2-inch pieces (whole onion for 4 ppl). Roughly chop parsley.Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add almonds to the dry pot. Toast, stirring often, until golden, 3-4 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on almonds so they don't burn!) Transfer to a plate.
Meanwhile, add carrots, 1 tbsp oil and 1/2 tbsp Middle Eastern Seasoning (dbl both for 4 ppl) to an unlined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat.Roast in the middle of the oven, flipping halfway through, until golden-brown and tender, 20-22 min.
Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl) to the same pot (from step 1), then swirl the pot until melted, 30 sec.Add onions and zucchini. Cook, stirring often, until golden-brown, 3-4 min. Season with salt and pepper.Add remaining Middle Eastern Seasoning (dbl for 4 ppl) and half the garlic puree. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 30 sec.
Add crushed tomatoes, broth concentrates and chickpeas with their can liquid. Bring to a boil over high. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until stew thickens slightly, 6-7 min. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Meanwhile, stir together 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) and remaining garlic puree in a small bowl. Set aside.Arrange flatbreads on another unlined baking sheet. Toast in top of the oven, until warmed through, 1-2 min. Using tongs, carefully flip flatbreads.Brush garlic oil over flatbreads, then season with salt and pepper.Return to the oven until warmed through, 3-4 min.
Quarter flatbreads.Stir roasted carrots and half the parsley into stew. Divide stew between bowls. Drizzle chili-garlic sauce over top, if desired.Sprinkle with toasted almonds and remaining parsley. Serve flatbreads alongside.