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Two bowls of carrot chickpea stew with greens and pomegranate.

Moroccan Spiced Carrot Chickpea Stew

A simple, pantry led Moroccan spiced carrot stew, with only five basic ingredients plus spices. Really easy and delicious, it's a perfect weeknight option.
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine Moroccan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 220kcal


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 medium carrots sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste
  • 400 ml diced tomatoes
  • 175 ml water or vegetable broth
  • 300 grams cooked or canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained*
  • 50 grams hardy greens (spinach, kale, rucola, etc.), optional


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent and fragrant. Add the carrots and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic, cumin, cinnamon, pepper, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper, coating the carrots in the spices. Cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomatoes and water to the pot. Stir in the chickpeas, cover, and increase the heat to bring to a rolling boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes, or until the carrots are knife-soft. Taste and season as needed.
  • Remove the stew from the heat and stir in the greens, if using. Serve hot with brown rice or naan, topped with pomegranate, preserved lemon, and/or raisins.
  • Leftovers freeze very well and can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days.



* If they're canned, soaking your chickpeas for a few minutes after rinsing them will help pull out some of the salt. Just rinse them again after soaking.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 482mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 9g