I may or may not be on the most amazing Moroccan-style food kick at the moment.
First we dove face-first into Moroccan-spiced double-baked sweet potatoes, and then we served up some superb authentic Moroccan chickpea stew.
I swear, I can smell the heavenly aroma just thinking about it.
What I love most about this Moroccan vegetable stew is how easy it is to make.
Moroccan Chickpea Stew
As we flit between warm, sunny days, and cold, rainy days, it’s nice to have something easy to make that will keep you full without heating your house into an inferno.
I went with simple, wholesome ingredients, because how else do you get a simple but delicious meal? If you’re truly quick, you could have this on the table in 30 minutes, but I prefer letting it simmer longer at a nice, low temperature.
You get better flavor that way.
I used my favorite ras el hanout for this Moroccan chickpea stew, because otherwise the list of spices used in this recipe can look overwhelming. This spice blend gets the job done without requiring so many separate spices.
Just one tablespoon will do nicely, and it mixes nicely with the spiciness of the onion.
Another reason I like to let the stew simmer for a bit longer is so the crushed tomatoes can release all of their sweet goodness, thereby cutting the need to add any additional sugar to cut through the bitter, acidic tang tomatoes can sometimes have.
With plenty of chickpeas to beef up the protein content, and a swirl of tahini to lend a touch of creaminess, I really like to serve this Moroccan chickpea stew on top of quinoa.
Won’t you join us and experience the wondrous flavors of Morocco, created in your own kitchen?
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