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Moroccan Stew with Chickpeas, Squash, and Raisins

mijote marocain

Note to Moroccan cuisine enthusiasts… This stew will seduce you! And for those of you who have never tasted such flavours, it will be a great discovery. Bon appétit!

4 servings
Per serving: 418 calories / 72 g carbs / 9 g fat / 17 g protein / 11 g fibre

Ingredients
5 ml (1 teaspoon) olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
5 ml (1 teaspoon) ginger, chopped
(400 g) 1 small butternut squash, cubed
4 carrots, cubed
500 ml (2 cups) low-sodium vegetable broth
15 ml (1 tablespoon) tomato paste
5 ml (1 teaspoon) turmeric
2,5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) cinnamon
1,25 ml (1/4 teaspoon) Cayenne pepper
540 ml (1) can chickpeas, rinsed
250 ml (1 cup) green beans, cut in pieces
60 ml (1/4 cup) raisins (dried grapes)
60 ml (1/4 cup) almonds, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

Side dish (per person)
125 ml (1/2 cup) couscous, cooked

Directions

  1. In a large pan, sauté the onion in olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for another minute.
  2. Add the squash, carrots, vegetable broth, tomato paste, turmeric, cinnamon, and Cayenne pepper. Add salt and pepper. Simmer gently for 30 minutes.
  3. Ten minutes before cooking is complete, add the chickpeas, green beans, and raisins.
  4. Garnish with chopped almonds right before serving.

By Sophie Blais

Author
Sophie Blais

Sophie has always been passionate about food. She loves creating healthy and tasty dishes, and sharing them. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in marketing, and has been working in Nautilus Plus’s marketing department since 2009. By sharing her recipes, Sophie wants to inspire people to cook with fresh and healthy foods. She also wishes to prove that it is possible to eat healthy without sacrificing taste! All of her recipes and their nutritional value are validated and approved by a nutrition coordinator at Nautilus Plus. Bon appétit!


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