Moroccan Chickpea Stew


Embark on a culinary adventure with our Marrakech Mystique Moroccan Chickpea Stew! This vibrant and aromatic stew is a celebration of flavors, featuring tender chickpeas, sweet tomatoes, and a medley of spices that evoke the essence of Moroccan cuisine. It's a hearty, soul-warming dish perfect for any season.

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 210 kcal
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 9g


  • Chickpeas, cooked or canned - 2 cans (15 ounces each)
  • Onion, diced - 1 large
  • Garlic cloves, minced - 3
  • Carrots, diced - 2
  • Canned diced tomatoes - 1 can (14.5 ounces)
  • Vegetable broth - 4 cups
  • Spinach, roughly chopped - 2 cups
  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Ground cumin - 1 tablespoon
  • Ground coriander - 1 teaspoon
  • Paprika - 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon - ½ teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper (optional) - ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped - for garnish
  • Lemon wedges - for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic until soft and translucent.
  2. Add carrots, and cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Stir in the ground cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Cook for a minute until fragrant.
  4. Pour in the diced tomatoes (with juice) and vegetable broth. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Add the chickpeas and season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Stir in the spinach and cook until wilted, about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve the stew hot, garnished with fresh cilantro. Accompany with lemon wedges.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use dried chickpeas soaked overnight for a richer flavor.
  • Add other vegetables like zucchini or sweet potatoes for variety.
  • Adjust the heat level with cayenne pepper to suit your taste.
  • Serve with couscous or crusty bread to soak up the flavorful broth.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this stew in a slow cooker?

Yes, combine all ingredients except spinach in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add spinach at the end.

How can I store and reheat leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

Can I freeze this stew?

Yes, it freezes well for up to 3 months.

Your Marrakech Mystique Moroccan Chickpea Stew is a bowl of enchantment, brimming with robust flavors and heartwarming comfort. It's a dish that brings the exotic spices and vibrant spirit of Moroccan streets right to your kitchen. Gather your loved ones and enjoy this delectable stew, letting each spoonful transport you to the heart of Marrakech!