Healthy Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Healthy Moroccan Chickpea Stew – An EASY 30 minute low carb meal filled with plant-based protein, and tons of flavor. To make this vegetarian dinner all you need is 1 pot and a handful of simple ingredients.

hand holding bowl of moroccan stew and rice.

Today we are going to talk about this delicious Moroccan Chickpea Stew. This recipe has everything I love – chickpeas, a hearty sauce, and it’s served over rice. It’s a delicious healthy dinner/lunch option, great for meal prep, and is vegetarian/vegan friendly.

A satisfying dish with tons of bold flavors, made in 30 minutes, and only requires 1 pot. Shall we?

What is Moroccan Stew?

Moroccan stew is usually a mixture of onions, vegetables with diced tomatoes and moroccan spices. You can also add lentils, sweet potatoes, or carrots to your stew as well.

How to make this Moroccan Stew – step by step

  1. First, saute chopped onions in olive oil for 3 minutes on medium heat until onions are soft and edges are slightly browned.
  2. Stir into cooked onions – two cans of drained chickpeas, minced garlic clove, and all seasonings. Cook together for 1 minute so chickpeas are coated in flavor.
  3. Add 2 cans of diced tomatoes & tomato paste, 1 cup of water. Let simmer for 20 minutes on low to medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. The finished product – sauce should be reduced, thicker, and bold with flavor.

step by step photos for making moroccan chickpea stew

Extra Tips When Making This Moroccan Chickpea Stew

  • Don’t have chickpeas? You can use cannellini beans, butter beans, or lentils.
  • Use fire roasted diced tomatoes for extra added flavor.
  • You can serve this chickpea stew with either rice, quinoa, or another favorite grain.

Meal Prep This Recipe

Meal preparation is an easy way to choose healthy when you live a busier life. And this moroccan chickpea stew is a no hassle, meal prep friendly recipe. Store this recipe in glass sealed containers with rice or quinoa – store for up to 3-5 days.

Moroccan chickpea stew in a glass storage bowl with rice.

Got Pinterest? Pin this recipe to your Pinterest Boards! 

Other healthy plant-based recipes you may enjoy
Healthy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Black Bean Vegetarian Fajita Recipe
Italian Kale and White Bean Soup
The Best Sweet Potato Chili

a pan of moroccan chickpea stew with a wooden spoon in it.

If you try this recipe or any other recipe, I would love to hear how you enjoyed it! Review and comment below and let me know your thoughts. Also share your pictures on instagram #asimplepalate - I love seeing your recipe creations! You can also follow me on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM, and FACEBOOK.

hand holding bowl of moroccan stew and rice.

Healthy Moroccan Chickpea Stew

5 from 5 votes
Servings 4
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Cooling time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Comforting Moroccan Chickpea stew! A healthy, 30 minute meal that is delicious, filling, and a great vegan/vegetarian recipe. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chickpea dinner, moroccan chickpea stew, plant based dinner, vegetarian dinner
Calories: 293 kcal
Author: A Simple Palate


  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 14-ounce can chickpeas
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp each tumeric, paprika, and garam masala
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of cinnamon and cayenne pepper
  • jasmine rice or quinoa
  • cilantro


  1. In a medium pot on medium heat, saute diced onion in olive oil for 3 minutes. Stir often, onions should be soft and edges should be slightly brown when done. Add garlic, chickpeas, salt & pepper, spices, and cook for about a minute until fragrant. 

  2. Add diced tomatoes, water, tomato paste, and simmer on low to medium heat for 20 minutes. Liquids will reduce and sauce will thicken. 

  3. Serve with cooked rice or quinoa with chopped cilantro. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

*calorie count does not include rice serving.


  • Don't have chickpeas? You can use cannellini beans, butter beans, or lentils.
  • Meal prep this recipe to have as a prepared lunch or dinner for the busy week ahead.
  • Use fire roasted diced tomatoes for extra added flavor.
  • You can serve this chickpea stew with either rice, quinoa, or another favorite grain.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Moroccan Chickpea Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Potassium 887mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 51.6g 17%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 6.9g
Protein 11.2g 22%
Calcium 7%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did You Make This Recipe?

I wanna see! Share your photos and tag @asimplepalate #asimplepalate.

Pin This Recipe



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *