Moroccan Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

Is your cholesterol high? Is gout about to take over your foot? Are you looking for something delicious to eat without the meat? This is a tangy, wholesome stew that will tempt even the most committed meat eater!

Ingredients

Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
Onion 1 , chopped
Paprika 1 Teaspoon
Chili paste 1 Teaspoon (Like Harissa Or Sambal Olek)
Sea salt 1 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)
Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric 1/2 Teaspoon
Cinnamon stick 1
Baharat 2 Teaspoon (Middle Eastern 7Spice Mix)
Fresh ginger 1 Tablespoon , pureed
Carrots 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , roughly chopped
Bell peppers 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Zucchini 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Eggplants 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Fresh tomatoes 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Canned chickpeas 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , rinsed
Canned tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs) , crushed
Raisins/Currants 3 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Lemon rind 1 Teaspoon , minced
Coriander sprigs 5 , chopped (Stems With Leaves)

Directions

MAKING

1. Heat a pan over medium high heat and add olive oil.

2. Add onions and let fry for at least one minute or until onions just start to brown.

3. Add all dry spices including chili paste and ginger.

4. Fry for 3 minutes.

5. Add all 5 fresh vegetables.

6. Stir well, allowing all the vegetables to absorb the flavors of the spice mix.

7. Cook for 4 minutes (add a few tablespoons of water if mixture starts to stick to the bottom of the pan).

8. Add crushed tomatoes, stir, turn heat to medium low, cover and let simmer for 40 minutes.

9. Add chick peas, raisins, lemon juice, lemon rind and half of the cilantro.

10. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.

SERVING

11. Serve hot, garnished with remaining fresh coriander over couscous or rice

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1072Calories from Fat 469

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g81.5%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 2815 mg117.29%

Total Carbohydrates 146 g48.7%

Dietary Fiber 30 g120%

Sugars 40 g

Protein 23 g46%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet