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Moroccan vegetable stew

Moroccan vegetable stew

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

This warming one-pot stew is packed with nourishing ingredients like fibre-full chickpeas and iron-rich lentils

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving (excluding yogurt)
low inkcal482
low infat14g


  • 1 tbsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 thin leeks, trimmed and cut into thick slices
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp dried chilli flakes
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 400g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 100g dried split red lentils
  • 375g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • juice 1 large orange plus peel, thickly sliced with a vegetable peeler
  • 50g mixed nuts, such as brazils, hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • ½ small pack coriander, roughly chopped, to serve
  • full-fat natural bio-yogurt, to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole or saucepan and gently fry the onion and leeks for 10-15 mins until well softened, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for 2 mins more.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the ground coriander, cumin, chilli and cinnamon. Cook for 2 mins, stirring occasionally. Season with plenty of ground black pepper. Add the chopped tomatoes, peppers, chickpeas, lentils, sweet potatoes, orange peel and juice, half the nuts and 400ml/14fl oz water and bring to a simmer. Cook for 15 mins, adding a splash of water if the stew looks too dry, and stir occasionally until the potatoes are softened but not breaking apart.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the pan from the heat and ladle the stew into bowls. Scatter with coriander and the remaining nuts and top with yogurt, if using.

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