Mediterranean Artichoke Stew

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by DaphneM

A zesty, hearty dish that is delicious both hot AND cold. Artichokes, lemon, and some spices make up the base of the flavor, and the addition of potatoes and garbanzo beans (chickpeas) add substance. Wonderful served with just a fresh green salad. I adapted this from a Madhur Jaffrey recipe from "World Vegetarian" ("Artichokes Stewed with Potatoes," labeled as Moroccan) by adjusting the spices a little bit and adding the chickpeas.

Top Review by Sandy in California

This is fantastic and quick and easy and has become a favorite in our house. For Trader Joes fans here is the super quick way I make this... Start with a bag of TJ frozen roasted red potatoes, add them to a pot with a T of heated oil, add spices per recipe and cook a few minutes, add 2 bags of TJ frozen artichokes, 2 cans of garbanzo beans, 1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes, 32 oz of vegetable broth plus the lemon and let it cook for 30 min or so. Perfect and easy. Thank you so much for this great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and dice potatoes into 1" or so chunks. Put in a medium (3 quart or so) pot along with the frozen artichokes.
  2. Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas and add to the pot. Halve the lemon and either squeeze it on a juicer, or pick out as many seeds as possible and squeeze directly into the pot. Add olive oil, spices, and water (you want it to just barely cover the solid ingredients).
  3. Stir ingredients in pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Cook for about 20 minutes, either covered or uncovered - if you want it to be soupier, cover the pot, but if you want a lot of the liquid to evaporate and be more like a stew, leave it uncovered. Stir occasionally. You can always cook it longer than 20 minutes if you like your potatoes very soft, and they will absorb more flavor the longer you cook. Really, it is hard to overcook this dish.

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