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!

crockpot Moroccan chickpea stew

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!

vegan crockpot moroccan chickpea stew

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!

gluten free crockpot moroccan chickpea stew

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.

easy, vegan crockpot Moroccan chickpea stew

This recipe for crockpot Morrocan chickpea stew featuring bold spices like cinnamon and cumin to really add some flavour 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.

I love any curry using chickpeas for a filling meal. If you’re looking for another great chickpea recipe I love this Vegan chickpea curry!

Feel free to add some other veggies you love right into the crockpot. Zucchini or eggplant would be delicious. Let’s get to this crockpot Moroccan chickpea stew recipe!

Related posts: Sprouted lentil chipotle chilli & Roasted sweet potato and pineapple curry

A few notes on this recipe:

One thing I LOVE about this crockpot Moroccan chickpea stew is that it’s so versatile. You can really add in any veggies you like to the dish. Potatoes are essential for me since I love me some potatoes in the fall, but you can add some green veggies like broccoli or green beans instead, or in addition.

If you’re not a huge fan of chickpeas, you can even swap them out for any other type of bean or legume, (like lentils or lima beans) or go completely bean-free and do only veggies.

I like to serve up this stew on top of some rice or quinoa, or with a nice piece of fresh crusty bread.

This crockpot Moroccan chickpea stew is:

  • Vegan

  • Gluten-free

  • Loaded with fiber & protein

  • Wholesome & comforting

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crockpot Morrocan chickpea stew

Crockpot Moroccan chickpea stew

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Slow cook
  • Cuisine: Moroccan


A hearty vegan Moroccan inspired stew you can make in your crockpot!


  • 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
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Cilantro to garnish


  1. 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.
  2. Turn the heat off and add put the onions and garlic into the crockpot, along with all the other ingredients.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  4. Serve alone or over rice and garnish with cilantro


This dish is delicious served with basmati rice

Try adding some dried fruits like apricots and raisins into your stew

If you like this Crockpot Moroccan chickpea stew, you’ll also love roasted sweet potato and pineapple curry


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 353
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 66g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Protein: 15g

Keywords: healthy crockpot recipes, healthy slow cooker recipes, vegan crockpot recipes

This crockpot Morrocan chickpea stew is a healthy vegan recipe that is warming, delicious, and easy to make!

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