This delicious Chickpea and Spinach Ribollita has been expertly designed by our chefs as a lighter option to help with a balanced lifestyle.
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Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Onion and Garlic
Vegetable Stock Paste(ContainsCelery)
Italian Style Herbs
Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese(ContainsMilk, Egg)
Ciabatta(ContainsCereals containing gluten)
Sugar for the Sauce
Water for the Sauce
Olive Oil for the Garlic Bread
Trim the carrot (no need to peel), then quarter lengthways. Chop widthways into small pieces.
Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large saucepan on medium-high heat.
Once the oil is hot, add the carrot and sliced mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 3-4 mins.
Add half the garlic and stir-fry until fragrant, 1 min.
Meanwhile, preheat your grill to high.
Once the veg has softened, add the chopped tomatoes, chickpeas (including the water from the carton), veg stock paste, Italian style herbs, sugar and water for the sauce (see ingredients for both amounts).
Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer until slightly thickened, 10-12 mins, stirring occasionally.
While the stew simmers, mix together the olive oil for the garlic bread (see ingredients for amount), remaining garlic and half the cheese in a small bowl.
Halve the ciabatta and lay them onto a baking tray, cut-side up. Spread the cheesy mixture on top.
When about 5 mins of simmer time remain, grill the ciabatta until the cheese is golden, 5-6 mins.
Meanwhile, stir the spinach into the thickened stew a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins.
Stir through the fresh pesto, then remove from the heat.
Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Add a splash of water if it's a little thick.
When ready, cut each cheesy ciabatta into 4 fingers.
Share the ribollita stew between your bowls and sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
Serve with the ciabatta fingers alongside for dipping. Enjoy!