Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry
Another yummy Meatless Monday has come and gone. I found this recipe on my recipes website but I tweaked it quite a bit for our tastes. We like things with a little more kick aka more flavor!! Try this one out and you will not miss the meat. We have been trying to eat less meat for our health and our food budget!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices carrot
2-3 tablespoons curry powder (we like lots!!!)
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 cups cubed sweet potato
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
3-4 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup light coconut milk
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add curry powder, ginger, garlic, and chile; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Place onion mixture in a 5-quart slow cooker. Stir in chickpeas and next 8 ingredients (through broth). Cover and cook on HIGH 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Add spinach and coconut milk; stir until spinach wilts. Serve with lemon wedges. Do not forget the lemon because believe me it makes it even better!!!
We served it over quinoa, you could also do brown rice or even by itself. It is such a hearty meal that you will not miss the meat. But if you want to add something I would do some chicken or shrimp in this recipe. If you give it a try and please let me know how you like it!