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Chickpea, Lentil and Winter Squash Stew


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













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


177 ml chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1.1 kg 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
237 ml lentils, red (masoor dal)
0.9 l stock
4 cups, vegetable broth or low salt chicken broth
38 ml tomato paste
15 ml ginger
freshly peeled and finely chopped
10 ml cumin
or to taste, ground
3.8 ml salt
or more to taste
1.3 ml saffron threads
1 x black pepper
freshly ground
60 ml lime juice
freshly squeezed
158 ml peanuts, unsalted
roasted, or hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
118 ml cilantro
freshly chopped


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
 about 10 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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