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Moroccan Chickpea & Date Stew
Servings: 4
Prep time: 20

The word ‘Moroccan’ on a recipe always conjures up the subtle aroma of cumin with the sweetness of dates and prunes and a little kick of spiciness. This easy, tasty, Moroccan Chickpea & Date Stew fits the bill perfectly. Serve it with whole wheat couscous or brown rice for a perfect quick supper. Its different flavors can tempt a jaded chemo palate into trying something new.


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a deep wide skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chickpeas and cook, stirring occasionally until evenly browned, about 7 minutes. Remove the chickpeas with a slotted spoon. Set aside.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan.  Add the onions and cook until tender and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.  Add the ground ginger, cumin, turmeric, and cayenne. Stir well for 1 minute. Add the chopped tomato, and cook until they turn orangey red, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add in the dates, chickpeas, and broth. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in the spinach and cook for another 3 minutes. Serve in bowls over Basic Couscous, top with chopped almonds, parsley, and cilantro.


  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 7 ounces canned chopped tomato
  • 1 cup broth or water
  • 4 dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or mint

Nutritional Information


259 cals


12 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g


31 g


7 g


9 g


10 g


361 mg

*per serving

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