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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

This slow cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew is made with tons of aromatic spices, butternut squash and red lentils for a hearty, plant-based dinner!

Even though I work from home and have plenty of time to cook, I almost always find myself scrambling to get something together for dinner. Especially this time of year with all the holiday craziness, I just don't seem to be able to get my head on straight.

Enter: my trusty slow cooker!

Slow cooker meals always save the day (have you tried my Slow Cooker Coconut Quinoa Curry yet!?). You just throw everything into the pot, turn it on and go about your business. And today we're making a fragrant and nourishing slow cooker Moroccan chickpea stew with butternut squash! How good does that sound!?

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This slow cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew is made with tons of aromatic spices, butternut squash and red lentils for a hearty, plant-based dinner!

This slow cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew is made with tons of aromatic spices, butternut squash and red lentils for a hearty, plant-based dinner!

I've seen these stews made before where you saute all the veggies together, but honestly, I found the flavor was equally as good when I just tossed them in my slow cooker. So that's what we're doing. We're simplifying as much as possible.

So what do we need? Let's talk about it.

An AMAZING and super FLAVORFUL moroccan chickpea stew made in the slow cooker!

For this recipe, the only hands-on time is prepping your veggies and opening a few cans. Otherwise, it's easy peasy.you're going to have to do is you're going to nee

We're going with chopped onion, minced garlic, sweet bell peppers, tender butternut squash, creamy red lentils and plump little chickpeas to round it out.

But what truly makes this a Moroccan chickpea stew is the aromatic spices!

An AMAZING and super FLAVORFUL moroccan chickpea stew made in the slow cooker!

With a combination of turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, paprika and pepper, this stew comes alive with flavor and spice! I also sprinkled in a little cayenne pepper for heat, but that's totally optional. You know how much I love to add a kick to my recipes!

An AMAZING and super FLAVORFUL moroccan chickpea stew made in the slow cooker!

For serving, I kept it super simple.

Fluffy white quinoa
Arugula (or another bitter green)
Coconut yogurt
Hot pepper flakes
Hemp seeds

And DONE!

An AMAZING and super FLAVORFUL moroccan chickpea stew made in the slow cooker!

Your turn…

Do you like cooking in a slow cooker? I'd love to hear some of your favorite recipes! I'm looking to add more dishes to my slow cooker library, so send em my way!

xo Alyssa

An AMAZING and super FLAVORFUL moroccan chickpea stew made in the slow cooker!
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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew

With a combination of turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, paprika and pepper, this stew comes alive with flavor and spice! I also sprinkled in a little cayenne pepper for heat, but that's totally optional. You know how much I love to add a kick to my recipes!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword chickpeas, healthy stew, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 178 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small butternut squash peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cup red lentils
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can pure tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper + more as needed
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • to serve:
  • cooked quinoa
  • arugula
  • coconut yogurty

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Stir together to combine, then cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours (or 6 - 7 hours on low).
  2. For a thicker stew, remove the cover with 1 hour left in cooking.
  3. Serve with quinoa, a handful of arugula and a dollop of yogurt.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178
% Daily Value*
Sodium 741mg 31%
Potassium 986mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 8g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 292.8%
Vitamin C 71.9%
Calcium 9.2%
Iron 21.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


 

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This slow cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew is made with tons of aromatic spices, butternut squash and red lentils for a hearty, plant-based dinner!
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  1. I have a big bag of frozen pre-cubes butternut squash in my freezer, do you think that will work well for this recipe?

  2. Made this for dinner tonight. Prepped everything last night and cooked in crockpot today. I added 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper. I love stews like this because you can throw in vegetables you have hanging out! It was delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

  3. Making this tonight! Looks yummy.

    Was your coconut yogurt coconut flavored yogurt, or plain yogurt made with coconut milk? Afraid the coconut flavored will be too sweet….? Thanks!

      • Ok thx! Yogurt made with coconut would be perfect- i was talking about Greek yogurt that was coconut flavored. Waaaaaay too sweet! Tonight we will try it with plain Greek yogurt. My house smells FABULOUS!!

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