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Easy Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

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
Easy Moroccan Chickpea Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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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