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Moroccan-Style Chickpea & Chard 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 21 ingredients

With an herby chermoula sauce at its base, this Moroccan-Style Chickpea & Chard Stew has an appealing, aromatic freshness. This stew is especially quick to make if you have cans of chickpeas on hand. As...



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth, plus extra if needed
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large bunch of chard, washed, soft leaves stripped from the stems, stems set aside
  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and broth reserved, or 2 (14 ounce) cans, drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 small dried red chili pepper, seeds removed
  • 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and cut into ½-inch dice
  • ¼ tablespoon dried thyme or 1 fresh sprig, leaves stripped and chopped
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth, water or chickpea broth
  • ¾ cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, freshly grated
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
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Nutrition Facts


331 cals


14 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

8 g


44 g


11 g


13 g


13 g


846 mg


  1. First make the chermoula: In a blender, add the oil, salt, garlic, paprika, black peppercorns, cumin, turmeric, and 2 tablespoons broth to moisten. Blend. Add the cilantro and parsley. Blend until a rough paste is formed. Add broth or water as necessary to loosen the paste. Set aside.
  2. Begin the stew: Heat a pan over medium heat. Add the wet chard leaves into the hot pan, then cover and steam until they have wilted. Drain, coarsely chop, and set aside. Dice the chard stems and set aside.
  3. Cover the chickpeas with water and gently rub them together to remove the skins. Discard the skins. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a large skillet or saute pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, dried chili, red pepper, chopped chard stems, and thyme. Saute until the vegetables begin to soften. Stir in the reserved chermoula sauce, chickpeas, and ½ cup of broth.  Cook until the onions are soft.
  5. Add the tomatoes, steamed chard leaves, lemon zest, and ¼ cup of broth. Turn heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in remaining cilantro, and serve.

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