1 Tbs oil
2 small onions, diced (about 2 cups)
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp dried basil
a dash of cinnamon
1 bay leaf
3 cups water
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium red pepper, seeded and diced
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
- Saute the onion, celery, sweet potato, and garlic in the oil for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the salt, saute 5 additional minutes.
- Add paprika, turmeric, basil, cinnamon, bay leaf, and water. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook until everything is soft, about 15 minutes.
- Add the garbanzo beans, red pepper, and tomatoes. Cover and simmer another 10 minutes or so, until everything is as soft as you like.
- Serve with crusty bread.