Spiced Pumpkin Stew with Couscous

Spiced Pumpkin Stew with Couscous
Recipe by Dragon

And the #GreatHallowTweet continues with, you guessed it, more pumpkin! This is a wonderful vegetarian fall dinner and it's even better the next day. Enjoy.

Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4 cups fresh pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3 cups baby spinach
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Salt and pepper to taste

Couscous:
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup couscous

Directions:
1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pan. Add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic, tomatoes, cinnamon stick, paprika,coriander, cumin and red pepper flakes. Cook for another 5 minutes.

2. Add the pumpkin and chickpeas. Bring to a simmer and cook partially covered until the pumpkin is tender, about 20 minutes. Add the cranberries and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick.

3. Stir in the baby spinach. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. For the couscous: In a glass bowl, combine the boiling water and couscous. Cover the bowl tightly with some plastic wrap. Set aside for 5 minutes or until the water is absorbed by the couscous. Fluff the couscous with a fork before serving.

5. Serve the stew over the couscous and top with the sliced almonds.

9 comments:

RJ Flamingo said...

This recipe has now been stolen. :-) I can't wait to try it!

veggievixen said...

ok so confession: i have never cooked with actual fresh pumpkin. squash, yes. love it. but pumpkin--maybe i am a bit intimidated. but it seems like it would work just like squash, or similar, in most recipes, yes? this recipe right here sounds fantastic, i would eat this all winter.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great idea! So delicious looking!

Cheers,

Rosa

Priya said...

Delicious dish with gorgeous click..lipsmacking!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmmm, great fall meal!

Adam said...

I've made pumpkin chili, but pumpkin stew is something I need to try. Like now :) I love the fall colors and think the couscous is a rocking idea!

Elin said...

This dish looks so delicious...makes me hungry just looking at them :)

Paula ,take care in this cold weather and keep warm :)) Wishing you good health always!

Anonymous said...

Delicious! I used fresh cranberries and yellow split peas instead of the chickpeas because that what I had on hand. Thanks!

Peter M said...

D-girl, I'm always excited about a new beggie dish that's a main and filling...nice one.

 
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