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Moroccan Vegetarian Stew Recipe

Moroccan Vegetarian Stew Recipe

“This fragrant, spicy stew can also be served over couscous or with warm pita bread. Try topping it with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream to cool it down.” —Sonya Labbe, Santa Monica, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 small zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Add spices and salt; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 2. Stir in the water, squash, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes and squash are almost tender.
  • 3. Add zucchini and garbanzo beans; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
    Freeze option: Prepare soup as directed, reserving potatoes for later. Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Transfer soup to a Dutch oven. Add potatoes; simmer until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 8 servings (3 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 172 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable.