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Moroccan Chickpea & Date Stew

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 14 ingredients

This easy Moroccan Chickpea & Date Stew appeals to the senses with the subtle aroma of cumin, sweetness of dried fruit, and a little kick of spice. Its flavors can tempt a jaded chemo palate...


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


322 cals


12 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g


48 g


23 g


11 g


10 g


361 mg


  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 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan.  Add the onions and cook until tender and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger, cumin, turmeric, and cayenne. Stir well for 1 minute. Add the chopped tomato, and cook until 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.

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