Vegetarian Moroccan Stew

Vegetarian Moroccan Stew

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"A great vegetarian meal that's really easy to make. Serve over steamed couscous."


40 m servings 494 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 494 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 97g
  • 31%
  • Protein:
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 990 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large covered saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, until oil is hot but not smoking. Drop in the onion, garlic, cumin, cinnamon stick, and salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 5 minutes, until onion is tender and translucent.
  2. Stir in the butternut squash and potato cubes, broth, garbanzo beans, and tomatoes, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover the pot, and simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the squash and potatoes are tender. Remove the stew from heat, and stir in the olives and lemon zest.
  3. In a large saucepan, bring 1 3/4 cup water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; cool. Serve stew over cooked couscous. Garnish each serving with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of cilantro leaves.
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  1. 52 Ratings


The first thing my husband noticed when he walked in the house was that it smelled just like the restaurants around the spice markets of Morocco! Though, he said, and I agree, that it was even f...

This recipe was delicious! I did have to add a little more broth than what was called for and I used 2 tsp. ground cinnamon instead of a stick and doubled the cumin. I didn't have any couscous...

This recipe is AWESOME! Not only did everyone in our family love it (even the pickiest eaters), but I recommended it to a friend, and her family loved it, too. Some suggestions: use fresh m...

Stew was hearty and savory just like stew should be. You can easily adjust the recipe or make leftovers last longer by adding pine nuts, golden raisins, etc. My couscous was bland and stuck to...

Great starting recipe. I added a carrot, few sprigs of thyme, 2 bay leaves a cup more vegetable stock and a teaspoon or so of tumeric. I omitted the topping. I prefer this as a soup rarther on t...

Absolutely lovely! I was out of chickpeas so I sauteed brown lentils with the onion mixture, and it turned out wonderfully. But I'll make sure to have chickpeas on hand next time to see what it ...

The house smells delicious! I didnt have canned tomatoes, so i used two cans of tomato paste. Turns out the stew was rich and thick!!!! Loved it on a bed of couscous or quinoa.

Very nice easy and inexpensive, and healthful, vegetarian dish. Thanks for this recipe.

I was looking for a recipe to use up some butternut squash. I like Moroccan food so I thought I would give this a try. I substituted 1/2 cup of raisins for half the olives to give this some swee...