Moroccan Chickpea Stew | A Couple Cooks

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own.

It’s still stew season, and to us there’s nothing better than warm stews to fill our hearts and bellies. What are your favorite soup and stew recipes? Since March is still prime stew season, we want to collect your ideas. Could you let us know your favorites in the comments below? (Really–we want to know!)

Our pick: this Moroccan chickpea stew, a spiced, comforting mix of sweet potatoes and chickpeas. We serve it with quinoa or another whole grain for a filling meal. Here are a few of the reasons we love it—it is:

  • gluten-free and vegan (without the yogurt garnish), so it works for many diets.
  • fairly simple to make, just follow the typical stew formula: chop veggies, sauté onions, dump ingredients, simmer.
  • easy to transport—we brought it to some friends who just had a baby a while ago, and it was a hit.
  • full of spices from your cabinet, in case you needed a reason to use them!
  • pretty darn healthy, full of superfoods like sweet potatoes and chickpeas.
  • very satisfying—the warm spices make it cozy, and the lemon and cilantro brighten it up.
  • easy to store—if you’re making it ahead or have leftovers, it freezes well. Leftovers also work for lunches throughout the week.

Want the recipe? Click over to our meal plan on ALDI’s Hello, Healthy blog.

This recipe is part of a 7-day dinner meal plan we created for the ALDI Hello, Healthy blog, which features healthy living resources including recipes, tips, meal plans, videos and eating guides. We’re excited to be a part of getting the word out about the ALDI commitment to carry better-for-you ingredients and expand their affordable organic product offerings.

Related: Vegetarian Gumbo

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  1. Ironically I posted an African almond stew this week thinking/hoping the same thing, that March is still an appropriate stew month. ;-)

    And a big yes to Moroccan stews, I make them all the time, with a recent favorite being a Moroccan hot pot with butternut squash and savoy cabbage. But I especially love the spice combo you use in yours!

    1. Oh funny! Yes, I think (hope(( it is. Honestly I eat soups and stews in any month…except August, probably :) i love the idea of a “hot pot” — makes it sound more exciting!

  2. We made this dish this week and it was really good! I even forgot to put in the spinach and cilantro (baby crying)! Thank you for sharing this and your partnership with Aldi (how I found your blog). Look forward to following and learning more about your healthy cooking.

    1. Oh my goodness, thank you for writing and letting us know! I’m so, so glad to hear this. Thank you for following along! (And yes, we’ve started to make mistakes too with our new little one, haha!)