Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 257.8
  • Total Fat: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 767.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.4 g
  • Protein: 10.3 g

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Warm delight with a kick Warm delight with a kick
Number of Servings: 6


    2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
    1 large onion, medium diced
    6 cloves garlic, pressed
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 heaping tsp (sweet) paprika
    1 (14.5 oz) can chopped tomatoes
    3 (15 oz ) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed well
    1-quart vegetable broth (substitute water if no broth on hand)
    1 tsp sugar
    Kosher salt
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1 (5 oz) package pre-washed baby spinach (or 1 block frozen spinach)


Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, sauté until the onions begin to turn translucent. Add the garlic to the onions. Lower the heat if browning starts to occur. Add the cinnamon, cumin, cayenne and paprika and sauté a minute or so. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, broth and sugar. Season with a couple pinches of salt and ~10 grinds of fresh pepper. Stir well. The chickpeas should be slightly covered with liquid. If the level is too low, add some water to bring it just above the chickpeas. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and then lower the heat to low and gently simmer for 45 minutes.

Remove the soup from heat. Use a potato masher to mash up some of the chickpeas right in the pot. Stir in the spinach and let it heat through until wilted, just a few minutes. Season again, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MINCEPIE.

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  • Very Good
    Great flavor in this dish! - 10/5/18

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  • This looks great! - 6/4/18

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  • Incredible!
    I made this for my Son's girlfriend who is Vegan and was attending our Seder. I also took some to a friend. It was a hit! Very easy to make and delicious! - 4/2/18

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  • Looks wonderful! - 1/6/18

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  • Incredible!
    This is wonderful! Really nice for a change when you are getting tired of same flavors. I made it exactly like the recipe (except I had leftover dried cooked chickpeas). We ate it with warm whole wheat pita bread. I will make it again for sure! - 9/21/15

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