This Mediterranean stew is a healthy dinner chock-full of vegetables and hearty chickpeas. A drizzle of olive oil to finish carries the flavors of this easy vegan crock-pot stew. Swap out the chickpeas for white beans for a different twist, or try collards or spinach in place of the kale. Any way you vary it, this stew is sure to go into heavy rotation when you are looking for healthy crock-pot recipes.

Sarah Epperson
Source:, November 2019


Recipe Summary

15 mins
6 hrs 45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine tomatoes, broth, onion, carrot, garlic, oregano, salt, crushed red pepper and pepper in a 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 6 hours.

  • Measure 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid from the slow cooker into a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons chickpeas; mash with a fork until smooth.

  • Add the mashed chickpeas, kale, lemon juice and remaining whole chickpeas to the mixture in the slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on Low until the kale is tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Ladle the stew evenly into 6 bowls; drizzle with oil. Garnish with basil. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.


Equipment: 4-qt. slow cooker

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 22.9g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 5.6g 22% DV; sugars 6.5g; fat 7.8g 12% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; vitamin a iu 5379.6IU 108% DV; vitamin c 32.7mg 55% DV; folate 39.3mcg 10% DV; calcium 128mg 13% DV; iron 2.1mg 12% DV; magnesium 33.8mg 12% DV; potassium 309.5mg 9% DV; sodium 415.5mg 17% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
I just can t get over how outstanding this soup is. The broth is so flavorful and tangy the lemon juice really brings out the flavor of the tomatoes. I followed the recipe exactly it was easy and fast. I am so happy to have found this healthy flavorful soup. I ll most certainly make it again (with spinach next time and perhaps a little more heat). Bravo! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This easy slow-cooker stew has ALL the veggies and flavors I love. So healthy and easy. Read More