Moroccan-Spiced Vegetarian Chili

Recipe by AspiringCookie

A wonderfully fragrant vegetarian chili - serve with couscous, rice, or toasted pita.

Top Review by bnb-barbara

YUM! It smelled so good while it was cooking I could hardly wait to eat it! It was gobbled up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, combine the chilies and water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the chilies to a work surface; reserve the liquid.
  3. Discard the stems and seeds from the chilies.
  4. In a food processor or blender, combine the chilies with 4 whole garlic cloves and 1/2 cup of the liquid. Process until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Heat a heavy pot over medium heat. Coat the pot with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Chop the remaining 4 garlic cloves and add to the pot, along with the onion, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, and coriander.
  7. Sauté until the onion and garlic have softened, about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in the tomatoes and their juices, butternut squash, and the chili puree.
  9. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the squash is just tender, about 25 minutes.
  10. Stir in the chickpeas with their liquid, the zucchini, dried apricots, and prunes. Simmer, uncovered, until all the squashes are tender, about 15 minutes more.
  11. Transfer to a warmed serving dish and serve hot.

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