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Chickpea Stew

Moroccan Chickpea Stew


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4.8 from 10 reviews

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x

Description

This Moroccan chickpea stew is hearty and satisfying: packed with healthy vegetables and a savory blend of spices!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups dry quinoa or 1 recipe Easy Couscous*
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 1 ¾ pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon each paprika and ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground coriander, ground turmeric, and ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 pinches cayenne pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained (or 1 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 3 cups baby spinach (or chopped spinach)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • 1 lemon, for garnish
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make the quinoa using the stovetop method or Instant Pot method. When it’s done, sprinkle with a little kosher salt to taste. 
  2. Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Chop the sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
  3. In a large pot, heat the olive oil. Sauté the onion for about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and sauté about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the paprika, cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, kosher salt, black pepper, andcayenne pepper. Stir about 30 seconds, then add diced tomatoes and broth.
  5. Bring to a boil, then add sweet potatoes and drained and rinsed chickpeas. Simmer 25 to 30 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Stir in the spinach in the last 2 minutes.
  6. Serve over the quinoa, garnished with chopped cilantro, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Notes

*Serve with rice, couscous, or bulgur wheat (couscous and bulgur are not suitable for gluten-free diets).

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Moroccan