Healthy Flavorful Moroccan Stew


Healthy Flavorful Moroccan Stew

Healthy Flavorful Moroccan Stew

Filled with vegetables that are packed with antioxidants and combined with fragrant spices, this stew is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter day. Served over quinoa or whole grain brown rice, you’ll keep coming back for leftovers days later. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 141 kcal


  • 3 cups plus 3 tablespoons water or vegetable stock, divided
  • 2 large size yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 large size red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 4 or 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon agave nectar or pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • 4 medium size sweet potatoes or garnet or jewel yams, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 can (15oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 can (15oz) chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 3 tablespoons water in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, peppers and garlic, and cook for 5 minutes. If the water begins to evaporate, add a little more. 

  2. Stir in the agave nectar, coriander, cinnamon, cumin, ginger and saffron and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. 

  3. Add sweet potatoes, and stir to coat. Stir in tomatoes, remaining 1 1/2 cups water and chickpeas. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. 

  4. Simmer until sweet potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then serve over quinoa or brown rice. 

  5. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 141 calories, 1g fat, 29g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, and 6g protein.