Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes

Warm Chickpea and Quorn Pieces Harissa Stew

Accented with spicy harissa sauce, this satisfying stew with aubergine, red pepper and Quorn Pieces is a true winter warmer. Drizzle with homemade tahini and serve with crusty bread for a delicious dinner.

Serves 6

45 mins

A Little Effort

489 cals
(Per serving)

17.4 g of fat

Made with Quorn Vegetarian Pieces

High in protein
Gluten free
Low in saturated fat
No soy


  • 1 pack (300g) Quorn Pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 small aubergines, chopped into 2cm cubes, 650g
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp harissa paste
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml jarred strained, pureed tomatoes (passata)
  • 125ml vegetable stock
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 70g feta, crumbled
  • 35g toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
Tahini Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 loaf crusty bread, for serving


For the stew:

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Cook the onion, red pepper, aubergines, garlic and salt together for 10 minutes or until starting to soften.
  2. Stir in the Quorn Pieces and harissa. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring, until everything is well coated. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, tomato passata and chickpeas, then bring to a simmer and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the sauce has thickened.

For the tahini sauce:

  1. Meanwhile, whisk together the tahini, lemon juice, water and salt until smooth.

To serve:

  1. Divide the stew between 6 bowls, drizzle with the tahini sauce and top with feta, pine nuts and coriander.

Chefs tip

Serve also with warm pitta bread or couscous.

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4 out of 5 stars

Pleasantly surprised at how tasty this was. I added a 1/2 tsp each of ground cumin and ground coriander and used a spicy harissa paste. Also added 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the tahini sauce in place of some of the water. Will make this again.


5 out of 5 stars

Made this tonight, tasted fantastic, everyone loved it. Didn’t have any harissa so improvised with various spices. Will definitely make again.

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