Thursday, January 19, 2012

Moroccan Vegetarian Stew


This is a fragrant and spicy stew, perfect for a cold winter day when you'd like to warm up in a hurry. It's packed with vitamins and fiber, full of diet conscious goodness, and is both vegetarian and vegan.



Served with warm whole wheat pita bread or over couscous, it is a complete delicious and satisfying meal in a bowl.  My husband enjoyed it so much he declared it "a winner." I hope you will enjoy it too!



Moroccan Vegetarian Stew

Serves 8

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 tsp salt
3 cups water
1 small butternut squash, peeled and cubed
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 red pepper, chopped
4 medium carrots, sliced
3 plum tomatoes, chopped  or one 8 ounce can of chopped tomatoes
2 small zucchini, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chick peas, rinsed and drained

In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Add all spices and salt, cook 1 minute longer.

Stir in the water, squash, potatoes, carrots, pepper, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until potatoes and squash are almost tender.
Add zucchini and chickpeas and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for another 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.


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49 comments:

~mel said...

Yum ~ I think I'll be trying this one out. Thanks for sharing:)

Claudia said...

I do love Moroccan flavors and - guess what? Have been searching for a main dish to serve a vegan friend in a few weeks! In theatre we say, "It's all in the timing" and the timing was perfect! Hope your days are filled with goodness.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Pat!! I'll definitely print this one out and try and cook it! It looks like even I can pull this off!! I'll definitely go for chickpeas cos it's my favourite bean!! Yum!!! I could smell the spices coming off your blog - double yum!! Take care
x

Pondside said...

This sounds so good! We love a version that calls for dried apricots and prunes. Just let me know if you'd like the recipe - it's delish!

Barbara F. said...

I love the different spices in this stew. It sounds very good, I might have to try it, most of the ingredients are in my pantry. xo (Pat, not sure if you have checked out my Shabby Apple giveaway, there are still a few days left to enter.)

Sheila said...

This looks delicious Pat. I'll print off the recipe Sorry you weren't able to comment on my blog but thank you for finding a way around it. I switch to Google Chrome when I comment on two of my favourite blogs because a big warning comes up that these blogs can't be trusted and I know better so off i go to Google Chrome and they are just as they should be.

Snap said...

Looks good. I'm going to try it with sweet potatoes.

Maria M. Boyer said...

Scrumptious. I am printing it NOW!

Linda said...

I think my sons would really like that. On another note...I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother...take care , my friend!

ellen b. said...

this looks delicious Pat!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

This looks like wonderful comfort food.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never made this before but I love all of the veggies! I'll save the recipe! Thanks! ♥♥♥

Pie Lady Pat said...

Omigosh! Will try this soup for sure. Perfect for our winter days.
Thank you!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sounds delicious, Pat!! Love all the spices and especially the squash. Pefect for a cool evening. Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

Theanne said...

I'm going to try your delicious sounding Moroccan Vegetable Stew...in my slow cooker! Don't have a dutch oven and rarely use my electric cook stove! I read the recipe through and I think it'll work just fine! Thanks for sharing Pat!

Willow said...

I'm vegan so this might be a winner for us too. Just wondering what you think--could I substitute sweet potatoes for the butternut squash?

Ginny said...

This looks so comforting on a cold winter's night!

Cindy said...

Hi Pat,
Your recipe sounds fabulous! I wrote down all of the ingredients that I will need for it and will get them tomorrow. I was wondering what we could have for dinner, thanks so much!
Hugs, Cindy

pam said...

This sounds so good. I can't wait to try it. My hubby is being pretty open to trying anything new that isn't steak. (c: we'll see.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds delicious. Think I need to try this one --on a cold, winter's night...

Hope you are doing okay.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betsy said...

this looks delicious...love those spices! Yum!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Thta sounds like a perfectly delicious winter stew! I'm bookmarking it. Thanks.

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

This sounds delicious and your photos were good enough to smell it! My husband won't eat butternut squash but maybe it would work using additional potatoes instead of squash. I think I'll add the ingredients to tomorrow's shopping list. Yum!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat - I had something similar to this on my recent trip to Paris, but with some meat added. I've been wanting to try it since I got back and you're giving me incentive.

Riet said...

Good morning Pat.
THis looks like a delicious meal and I am going to try it. I have been looking for vvegetarian dishes now and then. Beans are just as good as meat in protein so why not try it. I make a dish that looks like this with chicken in it but I am going to try it with beans too. Good in the B vitamins.
Thank you for sharing.

Tracy said...

OOOooohhh... that looks sooo GOOD, Pat! I have to try this one, as I love veggie dishes, you know. ;o) I have made a Moroccan stew before that was actually rather similar to yours here, but it also had prunes in it. I like yours with butternut squash--as I can never get enough butternut squash when it's in season! Hope you are doing well there.. Thinking of you... ((LOVE & HUGS))

diane b said...

Looks delicious. I must send the link to my vegetarian daughter in LA.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Love all of the spices in this. Cinnamon seems to me to have such an exotic smell in stews.
Sam

Carol said...

Delicious stew, Pat! Looks so good, amazing flavors, nice and hearty for the cold weather we have now.

Jenny said...

This sounds comforting and warming, Miss Pat. I wish I could bring you a big pot of something like that...

Instead I will have to settle for sending a comforting hug your way.

Thinking of you today.

Donna said...

This looks so yummy!

Vee said...

It looks beautiful and sounds nutritious. I wish that I didn't have so many texture issues. If your foodie hubby calls it a winner, I'm sure that it is!

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings....
hmmmmm, that looks invitingly tittilating.

LDH said...

Looks delicious, Pat! I like all of the ingredients in this recipe. I also liked the video you shared on fb : )

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear Pat,

Then you KNOW how great it is to walk the boardwalk at Moonstone Beach. I sure needed it and it made me so happy to be back in my home territory. I lived in Cambria for 24 years in a wonderful old cottage among the pines and oaks. I loved it and miss it still.

Next time we'll connect...right?

Love,

Sharon

annie said...

Hi Pat!
This is just up my alley.
Thanks for the recipe , I will give it a try.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a healthy and delicious meatless meal, Pat! The flavors sound wonderful. I love mixing things up a little now and then.

nannykim said...

ohhh, one I will try soon. I love vegetarian recipes, thanks.

podso said...

Pat this is a wonderful winter dish and it looks delicious. I make something similar but not with the butternut squash. I think I'll try this and be sure I have all those spices because I'm sure they make it sooo good and savory! have a good weekend!

Diane said...

It Looks delicious...My husband is Moroccan and I know he will love it too.......Thanks

La Petite Gallery said...

Looks delish!!!
I can smell the spices now. Great dish for winter. Thanks for another great recipe.

yvonne

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Yum, I have everything except the zucchini! This may be on the menu today!

Have a great weekend!

Mary

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I am not that familiar with Moroccan food, but this stew looks so delicious I might just have to give it a go. I also love one pot meals for the convenience of clean up.

Vagabonde said...

I make a stew close to this one but I add lamb and eggplants. Yours looks very interesting and I’ll try it. Winter is such a great time for these stews. This stew looks delicious.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I made this stew for dinner tonight! It was delicious and my husband loved it!

We'll have it tomorrow as we watch the Patriots annihilate the Ravens! LOL!!!

Kathleen said...

Perfect for a snowy day like today. We got 6 inches and haven't seen a plow yet!
I have to make some stew to serve in some little tangines I found at HG.
Enjoy your Sunday, Pat, praying for comfort for you.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This looks soooo good Pat!! Last night I made a vegetable soup with beans and a little macaroni...wish I had seen this recipe first! I'll be trying this at the end of the week.
♥, Susan

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sounds just what I need!

Amy said...

Yum! I love moroccan flavors, and this stew is so packed full of delicious things! So beautiful as well :)!