Moroccan Lentil Stew with Raisins

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This exotically flavored stew can be stretched to feed a crowd when ladled over rice or potatoes.

  • 1-cup servingServings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 18.2-oz. cartons prepared lentil soup, such as Dr. McDougall's
  • 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried currants
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon,
  • or more to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 6 Tbs. plain nonfat Greek yogurt or soy yogurt, optional

Preparation

1. Heat oil in medium saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 3 minutes, or until softened and translucent. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute, or until garlic is softened, but not browned, stirring constantly.

2. Stir in tomatoes, soup, chickpeas, raisins, cinnamon, cumin, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Bring stew to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes, or until mixture is reduced and sauce has thickened, stirring often from bottom to prevent sticking. Garnish each serving with 1 Tbs. yogurt, if using.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 6
  • Calories: 263
  • Carbohydrate Content: 49 g
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 13 g
  • Protein Content: 11 g
  • Sodium Content: 642 mg
  • Sugar Content: 11 g