Chickpea and kale stew with poached eggs and za’atar

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Chickpea and kale stew with poached eggs and za’atar

Chickpea and kale stew with poached eggs and za’atar

Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Diabetes-Friendly, <600 Calories

2 Servings, 430 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

We’ve got the secret to perfectly poached eggs—and how to serve them: atop a Middle Eastern vegetarian stew rich with za’atar, kale, and chickpeas.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 or 2 organic shallots
  • 3 sprigs organic fresh oregano
  • 1 bunch organic lacinato or other kale (about ½ pound)
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • Sunbasket tomato base (tomatoes - tomato paste - garlic)
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 2 whole grain naan
  • ½ teaspoon za’atar

Nutrition per serving

Calories 430, Total Fat 14g (18% DV), Sat. Fat 2g (10% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 155mg (52% DV), Sodium 360mg (16% DV), Total Carb. 60g (22% DV), Fiber 12g (43% DV), Total Sugars 7g (Incl. 2g Added Sugars, 4% DV), Protein 21g
Contains: Eggs, Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the vegetables

  • Peel and thinly slice enough shallots to measure ¼ cup [½ cup].
  • Strip the oregano leaves from the stems and coarsely chop enough to measure 1 teaspoon [2 tsp]. Save any remaining oregano for another use.
  • Strip the kale leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
  • Rinse the chickpeas.


Cook the vegetables

In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Stir in the shallots, oregano, and paprika, season with salt, if desired, and pepper, and cook until the shallots start to soften, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the tomato base and 1 cup [2 cups] water and bring to a boil. Add the kale and chickpeas, reduce to a simmer, and cook until the kale is tender and the sauce is thickened, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt, if desired, and pepper.
While the vegetables simmer, cook the eggs.


Poach the eggs

Bring a medium sauce pot of water, lightly salted if desired, to a boil with 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar (from your pantry). Reduce to a simmer. Crack 1 egg into a small bowl or mug. Using a slotted spoon, swirl the water to make a gentle whirlpool. Slide the egg into the whirlpool. Repeat with the remaining egg(s). Cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still soft, 3 to 5 minutes. If you prefer firmer yolks, cook for 2 minutes longer. Using the slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain.
While the eggs poach, warm the naan.


Toast the naan

On the stovetop directly over a flame, or in a dry medium frying pan over medium heat, warm the naan, turning once, until lightly toasted, about 30 seconds per side. Alternatively, toast them in a toaster oven. Tear in half.


Transfer the chickpea and kale stew to individual bowls and top with the eggs. Sprinkle with the za’atar and serve with the naan.
Kids Can!
  • Measure the shallots.
  • Strip and measure the oregano leaves.
  • Strip the kale leaves.
  • Rinse the chickpeas.
  • Time the eggs.