Was unable to find harissa so I made it without it and it was still good. Amazing how squeezing a lemon at the end added so much. Will def make again, next time I would add a bit more broth. Excellent for lunch.
Chickpea and Winter Vegetable Stew
MaryBethWhit Posted: 01/01/11
ctreyens Posted: 12/15/09
Making it for a second time today. Served it to meat and potato gang and they loved it. Was given harissa from a Moroccan friend; something like adobe sauce.
bjanelle Posted: 12/09/09
This soup was hearty and delicious. I substituted shallots for leeks and didn't use harissa (not available at my grocery store). I also prepped the whole thing in the morning and then finished simmering the soup before it was served. Turned out great!
Randibeth Posted: 10/24/11
this was really delicious! didn't even add the harissa and it still had great flavors. definitely a keeper for the fall and winter days.
SuphawanG Posted: 02/09/12
Very tasty hearty soup. Made tonight for the first time and love the result. I could not find the harissa in the store, so I skipped that and the turnip because my husband is not a fan.
NormaLang Posted: 03/09/13
I didn't use the harissa since I could not find it at the supermarket. I also used extra potatoes since I made a double batch and I had ran out of turnips. It was a wonderfully hearty meal. Just fantastic.
KateCook Posted: 01/01/13
My favorite soup at the moment and always a hit with dinner guests.
Shannonn Posted: 11/28/12
My roomy and I LOVE this recipe! We didn't have harissa the first few times we made it, but have since purchased some. We will be making it this weekend and I'm excited to try it with the spice. We usually keep the couscous separate so we can spoon in a little in the bottom of our bowls, squeeze some lemon juice on top, then dish soup over it. SO yummy! We would have never known our fondness for turnips had we not tried this recipe. We use 3/4 c. dried chickpeas that we cook first and add instead of canned.
epoulin1 Posted: 02/25/14
Outstanding!!! Did not put in the Harissa, omitted the tomato sauce and turnips. My husband LOVED this and he is normally a carnivore! Definitely making this again and it will be a go-to dish for guests.
Padmafrench Posted: 11/08/13
WOW! This was absolutely YUMMO! I threw in heaps more cumin, caraway etc than the recipe and made my own harissa (soo easy http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/24887/harissa) and used a swede instead of all the turnips (couldn't find any) and it was just brilliant. I kind of shocked myself that I could make veggies and chickpeas taste so wonderful. Haa - wasn't me it was this damn recipe - thanks very much for posting. Enjoy.
Stephlap Posted: 01/05/14
This was delicious! My entire family loved it! I made both the vegetable broth and the harissa (from my husband's stash of dried cayenne peppers from the garden) and it was so good! Both my kids (6 and 7) loved it too! This was a perfect weekend meal!