“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
- 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
- In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Add spices and salt; cook 1 minute longer.
- 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.
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).
Originally published as Moroccan Vegetarian Stew in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p53
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