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Chickpea, Lentil and Winter Squash Stew

 
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It was so flavorful, instead of broth, we used canned tomato. Served the stew with homemade whole wheat bread, yum.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

7

min

Ready

12

hrs

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 

Ingredients

¾ cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
dried
2 ½ pounds butternut squash
peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes, or other winter squash
4 medium carrots
or 2 large ones, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 large onions
chopped
1 cup lentils, red (masoor dal)
1 quart stock
4 cups, vegetable broth or low salt chicken broth
*
2 ½ tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon ginger
freshly peeled and finely chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
or to taste, ground
¾ teaspoon salt
or more to taste
¼ teaspoon saffron threads
optional
*
black pepper
freshly ground
*
4 tablespoons lime juice
freshly squeezed
cup peanuts, unsalted
roasted, or hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
*
½ cup cilantro
freshly chopped

Directions

Cover chickpeas in 2-inch cold water for overnight.

Or add dried 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.

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

Cover with the lid and cook on low until the chickpeas are tender and the lentils have begun to break down, 5½ to 6 hours or longer.

Add lime juice and stir until well combined.

Sprinkled with toasted peanuts and cilantro.

Serve warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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San Leandro, United States
 over 8 years ago

Mmmm, this looks GOOD! I am going to try something like it for sure! I have to exclude the onion, tomato, and black pepper because of my acid reflux, but otherwise I think I can eat it!!! yay! :D

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 252g (8.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1964% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 323mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 39%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 421% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 10% Iron 20%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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