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Chickpea and vegetable stew with fried calamari

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Chickpea and vegetable stew with fried calamari


  • In a large bowl, add the chickpeas and enough cold water to cover them. Add a pinch of salt. Cover with plastic wrap and allow them to soak overnight. Do not refrigerate.
  • The following day, rinse them under running water. Strain and place in a pot full of water. Boil for ½ an hour over medium to high heat. Do not add any salt.
  • Heat a pot over high heat. When it gets very hot, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Sauté the sliced onion. Lower heat to medium and stir with a wooden spoon until they turn golden.
  • Finely chop the leek and the garlic, chop the carrot into cubes and add them to the pot. Stir.
  • Add the sugar, salt and pepper. Finely chop the thyme leaves and add them to the pot. Stir again.
  • Add the chickpeas and the can of chopped tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  • Add enough hot water to cover all of the ingredients. Add the bouillon cube. Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.

For the calamari

  • If you are using frozen calamari, strain them on a towel so they don’t have any moisture.
  • Place a deep pan along with the sunflower oil over high heat.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, salt, pepper, and mix with a spoon.
  • Take one calamari round at a time and dip it into the flour. Tap to remove excess flour. 
  • Put them into the hot oil in batches, and fry for 1 minute. Remove by using a slotted spoon and set aside.

To serve

  • Chop the fried calamari into small pieces and add them to the pot with the chickpeas. Stir to combine.
  • Serve with finely chopped thyme.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
16 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
16 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
11 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
12 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
6 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
44 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
23 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
14 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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