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Caribbean Chickpea & Potato Stew Recipe

Simple, Caribbean flavors that can be served as a stew, or serve in roti with a mango salsa for a simple Trinidadian-inspired take on the Double Up!
Servings 6


  • 1 jar Mesa de Vida Caribbean inspired healthy cooking sauce
  • 2 cans chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 2 large potatoes washed and cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste and chopped hot chili pepper to taste, optional
  • Optional for serving – roti or other soft bread of your choice (defrosted pizza dough, rolled into 2” balls and rolled flat then fried up works great), mango salsa


  • Pour the Mesa de Vida Caribbean inspired healthy cooking sauce, chickpeas, potatoes and 1 cup of water, salt and hot peppers to taste into a large skillet with tall sides (or a dutch oven) over medium heat Stir and bring to a simmer. If your pot looks like the water is evaporating quick, add a bit more water. You want just enough to fully cook the potatoes and achieve a stew-like consistency, but not enough to make it soupy. *Or cook in an electric pressure cooker for 10 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to low and cover. Cook for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  • Serve as a stew, or wrapped up in roti and topped with mango salsa if you wish. Enjoy!