Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

I just love the bright colours of this dish! I usually buy normal orange sweet potatoes, which of course would work just as well in this dish, but tried out a purple sweet potato this time, so colourful. A veggie stew full of goodness is always a favourite with me, and this slow cooker purple sweet potato and chickpea stew is a great one to add natural rainbow colours to your diet. Brilliant for Meat Free Mondays.

Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

So easy to cook either in your slow cooker or bubbling away in a pan on the hob, a veggie stew is ideal for a light summer meal. I just love the clean flavours of the vegetables and vegetable bouillon powder so I just add some fresh flat-leaf parsley when serving to set it off. Root vegetables and their earthy flavours combine well with the passata (sieved tomatoes), giving you a dish you can serve up with some crusty bread and salads.

Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

Just look at those colours, so bright and full of natural goodness!

5 from 1 vote
Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs
Total Time
7 hrs 5 mins

A warming veggie meal ideal for early summer

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Author: bakingqueen74
  • 550 g purple sweet potato chopped
  • 2 red onions diced
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 1 tin chickpeas drained (400 g tin)
  • 250 g butternut squash chopped
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 750 g passata
  • 100 ml water
  • 1 tsp Marigold vegetable bouillon powder
  1. Place the vegetables (except spinach), chickpeas, passata, water and Marigold powder in the slow cooker pot.

  2. Stir well, season with salt and pepper, and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until the vegetables are tender.

  3. Add the handful of spinach just before the end, allow to wilt and then serve.

Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

More summery vegetable stew ideas, perfect for this time of year, you might like to try:

Slow Cooker Purple Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

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Sending this over to Utterly Scrummy Food for Families for June’s One Potato Two Potato linky, hosted by Michelle this month and also organised by Helen from Family Friends Food

Also sending this over to Jac from Tinned Tomatoes for Meat Free Mondays

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Claire @foodiequine

Ooooh I’ve not come across purple sweet potatoes! Shall keep my eyes peeled.

Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook

I love sweet potatoes. So filling and delicious. Elinor x

Karen Burns-Booth

WOW! What a PRETTY plate of food there Lucy and I love the purple potatoes! Thank you SO much for sharing my recipes too! Karen


Sweet potatoes are very nutritious.

Jacqueline Meldrum

Thanks for submitting your stew to Meat Free Mondays this week. I featured it and I’m now about to share it 🙂


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