This is such a flavorful, high-fiber stew, whether you keep it vegetarian or prefer to add chicken. It also makes a lot, so plan on leftovers or freeze it for later.
Stew will appear watery; add cilantro and stir well. Check for additional seasoning if necessary.
Ladle into bowls and top with several fresh spinach leaves and a dollop of sour cream or yogurt, if desired.
This stew is fantastic as a hearty vegetarian entree, or is also delicious with the addition of about 2 pounds of boneless, skinless, chicken thighs. Either way, top with a dollop of sour cream or whole milk Greek yogurt and serve with a simple salad on the side.