Squash and Chickpea Moroccan Stew

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 11, 2009


Some of you got close with guessing that I made a soup last night for dinner! I actually made Squash and Chickpea Moroccan Stew. I obtained this recipe from Smitten Kitchen’s website, and I adapted the recipe to suit my own needs. Deb adapted this recipe from Aida Mollencamp from the Food Network.

It. was. freaking. fantastic.

Healthy, savoury, spicy, and sweet. This recipe delivers! It is sooo healthy- everything in it is healthy and good for you! It is the perfect dinner time meal when it is cold outside. It really warmed us up!

Squash and Chickpea Moroccan Stew


Ingredients (my version)

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, small dice
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, small dice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 pound butternut squash (about 1/2 of medium sized squash), large dice
  • 1 large red potato
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • Pinch of saffron threads (optional)
  • Steamed couscous, for serving
  • Toasted slivered almonds, for garnish
  • Hummus or yogurt, for garnish


1. Heat olive oil in a 3-4 quart dutch over or heavy-bottomed saucepan with a tight fitting lid over medium heat. When oil simmers, add onion, garlic, and cinnamon, and season with freshly ground pepper to taste. Cook, stirring oaccasionally, until spices are aromatic and oions are soft and translucent, about 5 mins.

2. Add squash and potaties, season with freshly ground pepper, stir to coat, and cook until just tender, about 10-15 mins. Add broth, chickpeas, tomatoes, and their juices, and saffron. bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until squash is fork tender, about 10 mins.

3. Remove from heat and serve over couscous garnished with toasted almond, hummus/ or yogurt.

4. Try not to burn your tongue as you try to shovel the food down because it tastes so good! :D (I’m not pointing any fingers at Eric! haha)


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ttfn300 January 11, 2009 at 10:19 am

ooh my, this sounds good… i had seen it there, too :) now it’s getting moved up on my (ever too long) list!


marafaye January 11, 2009 at 10:21 am

Darn it, I was wrong… close, but wrong…that looks AWESOME!!!


VeggieGirl January 11, 2009 at 10:36 am



Melissa January 11, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Looks absolutely fabulous. I love anything caponata or tangine style. And you can’t go wrong with saffron. While I certainly don’t avoid salt by any means, I do try to use himalayan crystal sea salt to bring out the flavor in recipes. It is much more natural than iodized and contains some nutrients and minerals. But I think its awesome that you have really been able to train your palate to enjoy the most natural versions of foods and give up salt and artificial sweetners!


Lindsey (Mrs. LC) January 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I love the quote in this post – something I believe and truly try to apply to my life! :)


Felicia October 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I just wanted to let you know that i made this for dinner tonight, and honestly, it came out even better than I thought it was going to be! I made some changes (like used quinoa, no saffron, added chopped basil) It was really delicious Angela. I was actually a little hesitant about using cinnamon with the garlic, but all the flavors just worked so well together! Thank you for sharing! I’m going to post about it soon and link to this page if you don’t mind :)


mom/nurse/runner/cook/woman October 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm

So delicious! I kinda guesstimated some amounts but it was very yummy.


Tabita April 14, 2013 at 11:30 pm

I just found your blog and love it si I started from the begining :D but I cant see any of your videos. Is it because the videos are deleted? thank you


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 15, 2013 at 8:42 am

Hi Tabita, Yes I removed some of my videos from the blog a while back. Sorry about that!


Aimée September 7, 2019 at 11:53 am

FYI, looks like you’ve got a Copy and Paste error. The recipe calls for veggie broth but then notes that “chicken works too.”


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 25, 2019 at 10:34 am

Hi Aimée, thank you for noticing this. This post was before the website was plant-based, which is why you see it there, I have removed it now – thanks again!


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