Wednesday 22 January 2014

Madhouse recipe : Aubergine, Chick pea & Tomato Stew

For this week's menu plan, I dipped into my Simply Enjoy WeightWatchers recipe book. This Aubergine, Chick pea and Tomato Stew is a tweaked version of their Aubergine, Lemon & Bean Stew, a recipe that you can see on the WeightWatchers website. I used chickpeas instead of butterbeans and a tin of tomatoes instead of passata. The chorizo wasn't in the original recipe either, so it undoubtedly contains more than the 2 ProPoints per serving value that the original recipe had !

Aubergine, Chick pea and Tomato Stew


1 aubergine, cut into chunks
2 large garlic cloves
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin seeds
a tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
juice of 1 small lemon
400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
50g pitted black olives in brine
1 red pepper/green pepper cut into bite size chunks (optional)
salt and pepper

Put the aubergine and garlic in a pan with a couple of inches of boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes until tender. Using a fork, roughly mash up the aubergine and garlic and put to one side.

Meanwhile, put the tomatoes, tomato puree, 4tbsp of water, spices, lemon juice and peppers (optional) in a large pan and heat gently until it starts to bubble. Add the aubergines, chickpeas and olives.

Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, partially cover and simmer for 15 minutes until thickened and reduced.

This can be served as it is or with couscous or rice. Vegetarians stop here !

As Madhouse Daddy is a total carnivore, I added some sliced Unearthed Smoked Cooking Chorizo - click through to see our review of that.

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Other blogposts you may be interested in :

Madhouse recipe : Mango & Banana Mousse


  1. Looks nice, I must try using chickpeas more

  2. Aubergine is my favourite. I will have to try this recipe - looks yummy!

  3. This looks delicious, so filling and healthy to boot too-just made chickpea curry for lunch, will be trying this! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    1. Ooh I used to make a lovely chickpea, potato and cauliflower curry - should resurrect that one too :)

  4. Love aubergines. I bet the chorizo was great with this lovely dish

    1. It's funny, I'm not usually keen on aubergines but I had one in the fridge that needed using up so I thought I'd give it a go and it was lovely. :)

  5. That looks delicious - and so filling and warming for winter.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler


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