Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Published on Dec 10, 2018

  by   Kristina Stosek

2 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Serves: 4
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This Moroccan Vegetable Stew is all about nutritious and delicious food. This plant-based dish brings flavors of fresh rainbow vegetables perfectly cooked with exotic Moroccan spices in a light broth. This recipe is a classic, naturally gluten-free vegan Moroccan stew dish.

moroccan vegan stew with rice in a bowl

Quick and Delicious: Moroccan Vegetable Stew

This vegetable stew is prepared in a tagine in under 30 minutes using a mix of fresh veggies and various spices. In Moroccan cuisine, the tagine, a circular clay dish with a wide, shallow bottom and a rounded cone lid is a well known dish used for cooking. Tagine is used to cook main meals with meat, vegetables, and minimal liquid, infusing dishes with authentic rich Moroccan flavors.

Swapping the Traditional: From Tagine to Skillet

For this vegetarian take, I swapped the traditional tagine for a large skillet, added a touch more broth, and introduced sweet dates to complement the exotic spices like coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom, giving the stew its Moroccan essence.

Some of our favorite gluten-free Moroccan recipes are:

Moroccan Chicken Rice Dinner

Moroccan Chickpea Rice Salad

Moroccan-Style Baked Lamb Casserole

Moroccan-Style Yogurt Cake – Grain Free

Moroccan Beef and Lentil Soup

Optional Heat: Adding Hot Chili Peppers

I also included hot chili peppers in this vegetarian stew for a kick of heat, but it’s entirely optional, so feel free to skip it if you prefer milder flavors.

featuring various vegetables in a Moroccan stew in a bowl

Lighter Version: Choosing Green Beans Over Chickpeas

While Moroccan cuisine often features chickpeas, I opted for green beans to keep the dish lighter, though you can add chickpeas if you like.

Personalize Your Stew: Adding Typical Moroccan Vegetables

Typical Moroccan vegetables like artichokes, parsnips, eggplant, and Moroccan gourd are welcome additions to this stew, allowing you to personalize it with your favorites.

Texture Matters: Cooking Techniques

To maintain a crisp texture, I briefly cooked the vegetables, but if you prefer them softer, simmer the stew a bit longer. The blend of spices and the sweetness from the dates truly elevate this Moroccan-inspired dish.

Delicious: Transforming Fresh Vegetables

You will find this stew addictively delicious, transforming fresh vegetables and various spices into a plant-based Moroccan delicacy cooked in a vegetable or light mushroom broth.

serving Moroccan vegetable stew with rice and lemon wedge

Serving Suggestions: Accompanying Your Stew

Pair this vegetable stew with 5 Spice Rice With Raisins, and garnish with fresh herbs like mint or parsley. Alternatively, serve it with Gluten Free Pull-Apart Soft Rolls to soak up the flavorful juices, just as they do in Morocco. Prepare to savor every dip of bread into the rich and flavorful sauce. Enjoy!

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Very good, my once a week go to dish.


What a great stew!! The flavor is so different and so good, thank you.


Delicious and great flavor!

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