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Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas in Chili Sauce

4 servings

Source: The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Robyn Webb

This dish is both flavorful and filling! Plus, it's packed with disease-fighting antioxidants.

About the Recipe

313 Calories · 3.9 g Protein · 12.3 g Fiber
Gluten-free · Nut-free

Double check the veggie broth to make sure it doesn’t contain gluten.


Makes 4 Servings

  • vegetable broth (3/4 cup)
  • celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • fennel seeds, crushed (1/2 tsp.)
  • garlic, minced (3 cloves)
  • red onions, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • turmeric (1/2 tsp.)
  • paprika (1/4 tsp.)
  • chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped (1)
  • sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (2 pounds)
  • chickpeas, drained (1 15-ounce can)
  • fresh parsley, chopped (1/4 cup)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)


  1. Prep ingredients by crushing the fennel seeds, mincing the garlic, dicing the celery (you should have about 1/2 cup (51 grams) chopped), slicing the onion (you should have about 3/4 cup (120 grams) chopped), chopping the parsley (you should have about 1/4 cup (15 grams) chopped), chopping the chipotle pepper, draining and rinsing the cooked chickpeas if they are canned, and cutting the potatoes (about 5 pounds (2.25 kilograms) ) into 1-inch (2.5-centimeter) cubes. 

  2. Heat 1/4 cup of the broth in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the celery, fennel seeds, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Add the onions, turmeric, paprika, and chipotle pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  4. Add the sweet potatoes and the remaining 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) broth, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally until sweet potatoes are tender.

  5. Add the chickpeas and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add the parsley and season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (1/4 of recipe)

Calories: 313
Fat: 2.1 g
     Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
     Calories from Fat: 5.9%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 3.9 g
Carbohydrate: 66 g
Sugar: 14 g
Fiber: 12.3 g
Sodium: 169 mg
Calcium: 125 mg
Iron: 2.8 mg
Vitamin C: 14.7 mg
Beta-Carotene: 19,649 mcg
Vitamin E: 1.1 mg

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