Recipe by Make-Ahead Mamas
"This delicious, healthy North African-inspired stew is a family favorite, served with warm bread or even over couscous. You can make the entire stew ahead of time, let it cool, and refrigerate it for up to 3 days or freeze it for several months. You can also chop the veggies and mix the spices ahead of time, freeze them, and assemble it with the canned ingredients the day you wish to cook it for a wonderful exotic meal in just 30 minutes."
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sweet onion, chopped
finely shredded kale
4 (14 ounce) cans
organic vegetable broth
1 (15 ounce) can
garbanzo beans, drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can
diced tomatoes, undrained
potatoes, peeled and diced
sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
dried lentils, rinsed
chopped dried apricots
ground black pepper, to taste
This is a healthy staple in our house. We often modify it to include whatever vegetables we have on hand or in the garden. Also, you can make a bulk batch of spice mixture and keep this Moroccan spice mixture on hand for quicker day-of preparation. This spice mixture makes a great addition to Lamb burgers, a fantastic pork roast or salmon rub, and can be added for a wonderful variation to a stir fry. We love these Moroccan flavors!
I love veggies, lentils and kale and had great hopes from this recipe given the stellar reviews. I even bought dried apricots specially for this. The overall result was rather bleh. The sweet flavors with kale tasted really strange to me. After waiting a day for the promised flavors to meld together, I gave up and added garlic powder to give it some taste. Plus kale and lentils can be hard to digest without an ingredient such as garlic. I should add though that I did modify the recipe as I do for all recipes, and did not add curry powder. I added cayenne pepper and garam masal. I am not making this one again.
Delicious, versatile and cheap! do not skimp on the spices, they are the key. I used what I had on hand as far as vegetables goes and substituted 2 cups slices celery, raisins and canallenni beans in place of white potatoes, apricots and chick peas and used chicken broth instead of vegetarian and it still came out great. Very tasty and filling, enough left for another meal.
Followed recipe as is with exception of using spinach instead of kale. Result was very good though seemed to be lacking in some flavor. Flavor was good but a little more subtle than I expected/hoped. I would consider doubling the spice mixture next time I make this (and I will make this again). Oh yeah, if you are not making this for an army, strongly consider adjusting the recipe servings down. We served 4 people and probably have 4/5's of this left over still.
This soup is AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS! As some of the reviewers suggested, I used the veggies I had on hand. I used some unusual veggies I got in a grab box of organic produce. My stew contained purple sweet potatoes, yellow snap beans, celery, raisins, onions, kale, diced tomatoes, and garbanzo beans. I also used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. Additionally, I had to add a little olive oil with the kale and spices in order to saute them since the pan became dry. This is an excellent and very flexible stew and I highly recommend it!!
This was really good and I followed it exactly. It looks like a lot of ingredients but most are staples. It does have a good hint of cinnamon but the blend of sweet and savory with a good amount of vegetables. I love the variety of flavor within the dish and it was very filling. I will definitely make again!
Delicious, the best Kale soup I've ever made. The spices make this a wonderful main dish!
Excellent recipe! I had to revise based on some dietary factors and also added a few things....as some other reviews recommended, I reduced the amount of cinnamon. Because my household likes spice, I added a lot more curry powder, cumin, black pepper and also added a bunch of cayenne. I also added more kale (one whole bunch), some celery, 2 zucchini, 2 total cups of lentils - no garbanzo beans, 3 large sweet potatoes (no other potatoes) and added a 32 oz can of crushed tomatoes. I also omitted the apricots, sugar, butter and honey. Yumm--it is so good! As many other reviews mentioned, this makes a large amount of stew so be prepared to eat it for days....or reduce quantities. Overall a really great fall dish.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Make-Ahead Vegetarian Moroccan Stew
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 38
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