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

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

1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup couscous

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.


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!



Priya Suresh said...

Delicious dish with gorgeous click..lipsmacking!

NKP 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 Chia 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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