Moroccan Chickpea-and-Vegetable Stew

  • bellymama Posted: 04/25/10
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    Very good considering how quick and easy this recipe is. Next time I may add olives as suggested by others. I think this would be good with winter squash instead of the zucchini, too. I served the stew over hand-rolled, sun-dried tunisian cousous and it was amazing. The brand is Les Moulin Mahjoub. We had a dry riesling to drink and it paired nicely.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 07/20/09
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    Very good dish and easy to put together. My changes: kalamata olives (about 8) instead of raisins, lots of cilantro, and some crushed red pepper. I also browned 6 oz. of ground lamb (leftover from another dish) with some dried "Greek" seasoning and we topped our couscous and stew with that. This recipe fed me and two large hungry men, with cantaloupe slices on the side.

  • expat2008 Posted: 01/24/09
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    Nice, filling, healthy recipe. The flavour was not as complex as I had hoped, given the combination of spices, but did improve in the fridge overnight. Served with brown rice and pearl barley.

  • luvfaithh Posted: 01/20/09
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    lots of flavor for a "light" dish.

  • Oabbey Posted: 05/29/09
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    I didn't make this exaxt recipe, but I made one with all the same ingredients plus sliced black olives. I highly recommend you add them. This is one of the best, most unique recipes I've ever had.

  • Jack1958 Posted: 01/10/10
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    We love this recipe! It's easy, colorful and tasty. Our son has even asked that it be added to the recipe collection that I'm putting together for him. To add some more color, we add some red bell pepper. We also use one yellow squash and one zucchini (instead of all zucchini). Last night we even threw in some dried apricots & dates. It was very well received -- yummy!

  • JaGaCook Posted: 07/19/10
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    With a little tweaking of spices this dish have the potential to make it to a 4 stars. I am not sure I'd attempt it again!

  • Barben Posted: 01/23/11
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    Very tasty, but lots of chopping since I added more vegetables. Here is how I changed it. Based on previous reviews, I used Israeli couscous which had a great texture and a big hit. (Found at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.) I used a slice of real ginger instead of ground ginger. I added different veggies including a handful of frozen peas, red pepper, one sweet potato, one white potato and two more carrots. The recipe was a little too soupy, so when I added these veggies, it worked perfectly, and was very healthy. I also used vegetable broth instead of chicken and only one can of chick peas. I added more raisins and a few chopped up dried apricots. Since I added more veggies, I added more of the spices--to taste. I know that it seems like I changed the entire recipe, but I just added more things. People liked it a lot. This made enough for about 10 adults. I will definitely make it again.

  • chickenlizard Posted: 01/31/11
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    This recipe is excellent. I used fresh garlic and fresh ginger, jumbo golden raisins, and reduced the garbanzos to 1 can. I also added a dash of cayenne pepper, and 3 sliced Turkish apricots. Sprinked toasted almond slivers on top as a crunchy garnish. Yum!

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