Vegetarian Moroccan Stew Recipe

Vegetarian Moroccan Stew is delicious and easy to make. Learn how to make/prepare Vegetarian Moroccan Stew by following this easy recipe.
Vegetarian Moroccan Stew Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 25 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 6
Calories Per Serving 438
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 tsp Cumin (ground)
  • 1 (4 inch) Cinnamon Stick
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pound Butternut Squash (peeled, seeded, and cut into 2-inch cubes)
  • 4 large Red Potatoes (cut into 2-inch cubes)
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Garbanzo Beans (drained)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can canned diced Tomatoes (with their juice)
  • 1 cup pitted, brine-cured Green Olives
  • ½ tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1¾ cups Water
  • 1 (10 ounce) box Couscous (uncooked)
  • 6 tbsp plain Yogurt
  • 6 tbsp fresh Cilantro (chopped)
How to make Vegetarian Moroccan Stew:
  • Place a large saucepan on medium heat and heat olive oil.
  • Add yellow onion, garlic, cumin, cinnamon stick, salt and pepper. Mix and cook for 5 minutes, till onion turns tender and translucent.
  • Add butternut squash, red potatoes, vegetable broth, garbanzo beans and tomatoes. Stir and boil the mixture.
  • Reduce heat and cover the saucepan. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook till the squash and potatoes turn tender.
  • Remove the stew from heat and mix in olives and lemon zest. Stir.
  • Take another large saucepan and boil water.
  • Add in couscous.
  • Cover the saucepan and remove from heat. Let the pan stand for 5 minutes.
  • Use a fork to fluff the couscous and cool thereafter.
  • Place the couscous on a serving plate.
  • Pour the stew and garnish with cilantro leaves.
  • Serve with yogurt.