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Vegan Moroccan Chickpea Stew, oil-free, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free - holycowvegan.net
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Vegan Moroccan Chickpea Stew

An easy and flavorful vegan Moroccan Chickpea Stew packed with veggies like zucchini, potatoes, bell peppers, carrots and tomatoes. All of this goodness is brightened with a vibrant Harissa sauce. The recipe is no-oil, soy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dinner, Meal, Stew
Cuisine: Moroccan, nut-free, Oil-Free, Soy-free
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 153kcal


  • 4 cups chickpeas (cooked or canned)
  • 2-3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 large onion (finely diced)
  • 5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (grated or crushed)
  • 2 potatoes (diced, use red or yellow)
  • 2 carrots (finely diced)
  • 5 plum tomatoes (quartered. Or use cherry tomatoes, halved, about 20)
  • 2 medium zucchini (finely diced)
  • 1 green pepper (finely diced)
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme (remove leaves from tough stems and run a knife through them. You can use 2 teaspoons of dried thyme instead).
  • 3 scallions (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 4-6 tablespoons harissa sauce


  • In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable stock and add the onions, garlic, and ginger.
  • Saute until the onion gets soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add a tablespoon more of the stock if the pan gets too dry.
  • Add the chickpeas and about 2 cups of liquid. Add tomatoes, coriander-cumin powder, potatoes, turmeric and salt to taste.
  • Cover and cook about 20 minutes.
  • Add the thyme, carrots, zucchini and green peppers. Cook another 10 minutes until all the vegetables are tender.
  • Check salt. Stir in the harissa paste, a tablespoon at a time, until you get the heat you desire. Store any remaining paste in an airtight jar for a week, or freeze for longer shelf life.
  • Garnish the stew with parsley and chopped scallions. Serve hot.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 719mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3385IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 4mg