Squash and Chickpea Moroccan Stew

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Melissa and Her Pan

I have not had a chance to try this yet. From Ask Aida's "Light & Healthy" episode. You can substitute veggie stock for the chicken stock to make this recipe vegetarian, and of course you can opt not to use the yogurt to make it vegan as well. :)

Top Review by elisechristiane

This was delicious and hearty! I found a similar recipe on the blog, Use Real Butter, and I used Israeli couscous and Greek yogurt like they recommended. Also, I omitted the preserved lemon and saffron thread. My father liked adding hot sauce to his stew. I loved the soup and I am very happy that there are leftovers! I ate it until I was stuffed and I can't wait to eat more!! Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a 3- to 4-quart Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed saucepan with a tight fitting lid over medium heat. When oil shimmers, add onion, garlic, cumin, and cinnamon, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spices are aromatic and onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add squash and potatoes, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, stir to coat, and cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. Add broth, chickpeas, tomatoes and their juices, and saffron, if using. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until squash is fork tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in preserved lemon and olives. Serve over couscous garnished with cilantro, almonds, and yogurt.

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