Chickpea Stew with Bowery Mustard Frills, Olives, and Feta

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 50 minutes Serves 4

This is our go-to stew when we’re looking for robust flavor. In this dish you can count on the heat of Bowery Mustard Frills to take basic Mediterranean ingredients to the next level.

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 filets anchovies
  • 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved crosswise
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • Mustard Frills, 1.5 oz
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Make it Vegan
For a vegan preparation, omit anchovies and replace chicken broth with vegetable broth.
Recipe Preparation
  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic, anchovies, and olives and cook, stirring frequently, until garlic is golden on the edges and anchovies have melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in red pepper flakes and, with a slotted spoon, transfer olive mixture to a small bowl; set aside.
  4. Return pan to medium heat and in the same pan, add onions and fennel, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until brown and very soft, 20 minutes.
  5. Add chickpeas and chicken broth, bring to a boil and lower heat to low and simmer until chickpeas are tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from heat and stir in mustard greens. The residual heat will wilt the greens.
  7. To serve, ladle chickpea stew in bowls and top with feta cheese and olive and garlic mixture.