Moroccan Squash and Pea Stew

Moroccan Squash and Pea Stew

Ah stew. My favourite thing to cook. I love everything about it. Planning flavour combinations; shaking  up the theme (hence a Moroccan inspired version today); adding alcohol (of course); providing enough texture contrasts and working out how to pack them full of as many veggies as possible.

It’s a therapeutic way of whiling away an afternoon – gently stirring and adding bits and pieces, usually whilst tidying the kitchen or standing by, slurping tea.

This is a healthy, hearty one that’s really rich because of the wine and spices. Hope you enjoy!

Moroccan Squash and Pea Stew
(serves 4-6)

1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, sliced
splash olive oil
1 squash peeled and cut into large chunks
2 large carrots, chopped into chunks
1 tin of chickpeas and their water
200g defrosted frozen peas
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 glass red wine
1 vegetable stock cube
1 teaspoon sumac
1 teaspoon dried coriander
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinamon
salt and pepper


1. Fry the onions, garlic, carrot and squash in the olive oil for around 10 minutes.
2. Turn up the heat and add the wine and tomato puree and cook for a minute.
3. Add all of the other ingredients and let them bubble away for about an hour.

Serve with rice, bread or on the side of a baked potato.

I’m adding this to Jacqueline’s Meat Free Monday, The Veg Hog and Shaheen’s Eat Your Greens and Corina’s collection: Cook Once Eat Twice.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks so good, the chunks of squash are calling my name! I am trying to eat more veg right now and this would be perfect! #cookonceeattwice

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  2. hijackedbytwins says:

    I love stews at this time of year, they are pure comfort in a bowl! This looks and sounds delicious x #CookOnceEatTwice

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  3. Shaheen says:

    Yum, I think Moroccan inspired stews are appealing to lots of bloggers at the moment – def. to do with the weather. I made a tagine style stew recently. I like the look of the deep colours of your stew. Thank you so much for sharing with #EatYourGreens Love the popping peas.

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  4. Corina says:

    That just sounds so good! I’ve managed to pick up a bad cough and this would be just the thing to eat right now. Thank you so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!


    1. Helen says:

      Yes – I think it’s got at least 3 of your 5 a day in there! Hope you get better soon x x


  5. Peta says:

    Oh that sounds absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it out!! It looks amazing too. YUM! I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend Helen xx

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