Monday, March 5, 2012

Squash and Chickpea Moroccan Stew Recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Squash and Chickpea Moroccan Stew Recipe. Enjoy quick and easy recipes and learn how to make Squash and Chickpea Moroccan Stew.

Total Time: 32 min
Prep 15 min
Cook 17 min

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Level: Easy 


Ingredients

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, small dice
4 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound butternut squash, large dice
3/4 pound red potatoes, large dice
2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juices
Pinch saffron threads, optional
1/2 preserved lemon, finely chopped
1 cup brined green olives (recommend: Cerignola)
Steamed couscous, for serving
Fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped, for garnish
Toasted slivered almonds, for garnish
Plain yogurt, for garnish

Directions

Heat butter and olive oil in a 3- to 4-quart Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed saucepan with a tight fitting lid over medium heat. When oil shimmers, add onion, garlic, cumin, and cinnamon, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spices are aromatic and onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add squash and potatoes, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, stir to coat, and cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. Add broth, chickpeas, tomatoes and their juices, and saffron, if using. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until squash is fork tender, about 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in preserved lemon and olives. Serve over couscous garnished with cilantro, almonds, and yogurt.

Recipe courtesy Aida Mollenkamp
Show: Ask Aida Episode: Light & Healthy 


More from the Lebanese Recipes Kitchen:

Couscous with vegetable tagin
Lamb tagine with chickpeas
Chicken and pomegranate tagine
Fattoush with sumac chicken
Easy Chicken Kebabs
Moroccan apricot chicken 

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2 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful and sounds wonderful. I will try this one soon.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Enjoy Middle Eastern and Lebanese Recipes! :)

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