Time to cozy up for winter with a big bowl of this crockpot Moroccan chickpea stew! Enjoy it on its own or with some basmati rice!
Well, Montreal had its first snowfall.
Lucky me I was able to miss it since I was on a wellness adventure in the Maldives. But soon I’ll be back home and be trading in my flip-flops for snow boots!
With this first snowfall comes a special season, (besides gingerbread season of course) crockpot season!
A crockpot is definitely a seasonal thing for me. My crockpot has been packed away in storage all year collecting dust. That is up until November rolled in and the temperature plunged below 0 degrees.
That’s when you know its time to bust out the crockpot and give it some love!
The beauty of using a crockpot is that you essentially have to do nothing. (Yay for being lazy!)
But seriously, you pretty much throw all the ingredients in the pot, walk away for four hours, binge watch stranger things 2 on Netflix, and next thing you know you have a warm and delicious dinner waiting for you!
It’s practically like cooking + magic.
This recipe for crockpot Morrocan chickpea stew featuring bold spices like cinnamon and cumin to really add some flavor to the stew. It’s made with chickpeas and potatoes so it’s hearty and filling. I used regular potatoes for the recipe but you can also use sweet potatoes if you prefer.
Feel free to add some other veggies you love right into the crockpot. Zucchini or eggplant would be delicious!
- 1 tbsp avocado oil (or vegetable oil)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 medium potatoes, chopped into cubes (regular or sweet potato)
- 1 can chickpeas
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1½ tsp cumin
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Cilantro to garnish
- Heat a pan with avocado oil on medium-high heat. Add the onion and let cook for 3 minutes. Next, add the garlic and let cook for one more minute.
- Turn the heat off and add put the onions and garlic into the crockpot, along with all the other ingredients.
- Cook on high for 4 hours.
- Serve alone or over rice and garnish with cilantro
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Tips & suggestions:
- This dish is delicious served with basmati rice
- Try adding some dried fruits like apricots and raisins into your stew
- If you like this recipe, you’ll also love roasted sweet potato and pineapple curry