Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew Recipe

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Submitted by hotgirloc

Makes 8 servings



Modeled on North African stews, this aromatic vegetarian main course can be served over brown rice or steamed spinach.

Recipe Ingredients for Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

3/4 cup dried chickpeas
2 1/2 pounds kabocha squash, or butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup red lentils
4 cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon saffron, (see Note)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Recipe Directions for Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

  1. Soak chickpeas in enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches for 6 hours or overnight. (Alternatively, use the quick-soak method: Place beans in a large pot with enough water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.) Drain when ready to use.

  2. Combine the soaked chickpeas, squash, carrots, onion, lentils, broth, tomato paste, ginger, cumin, salt, saffron and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker.

  3. Put on the lid and cook on low until the chickpeas are tender and the lentils have begun to break down, 5 to 6 1/2 hours.

  4. Stir in lime juice. Serve sprinkled with peanuts and cilantro.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 355.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
308
Calories from Fat
62
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.9g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
701mg
29%
Potassium
1194mg
34%
Total Carbohydrates
49.1g
16%
Dietary Fiber
15.2g
61%
Sugars
8.2g
Protein
16.7g
Vitamin A 350% Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 13% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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