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Easy Moroccan Chickpea Stew

When I'm invited to a potluck, I easily double or triple this healthy vegetarian recipe to treat the crowd to an exotic dish of enticing, bold flavors. —Heather Demeritte, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (1/2-inch cubes)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • Chopped cilantro, optional

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add squash, onion and red pepper; cook and stir until onion is translucent and red pepper is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in seasonings until blended.
  • Add chickpeas, tomatoes and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until squash is tender, about 8 minutes. If desired, top with cilantro.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Craving something heartier? Serve this dish over couscous.
  • Add color and an extra layer of flavor with a chopped cilantro garnish.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1-1/2 cups: 217 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 455mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 9g fiber), 7g protein.

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