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Moroccan Vegetable Stew With Dried Figs and Fresh Mint

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A Moroccan vegetable stew that is hearty, healthy, warm and filling and is full of healthy veggies and legumes including cauliflower, zucchini and carrots as well as protein-packed chickpeas. Mint gives it a lively flavor while the dried figs which give it a slight sweetness that offset the spicy tastes of cardamom and cumin.



Vegetable Stew

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 yellow squash cut into half moons and sliced
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped (approx. 3 large carrots)
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 cups zucchini, chopped (approx. 1 large zucchini)
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 28 fl. oz. can diced tomatoes and their fluid
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 28 fl. oz. can garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup calimyrna figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins, pre-soaked 15 minutes in warm water to plump


  • 1/2 cup full fat plain yogurt*
  • 1/2 cup toasted Almonds, chopped
  • fresh mint, chopped finely


  1. Heat olive oil in a large stock pot and sauté onions, garlic, salt and pepper until onions are translucent
  2. Add cardamom, cumin, squash, carrots, cauliflower and zucchini and sauté 5 mins.
  3. Add curry powder, turmeric and cayenne pepper and stir to combine.
  4. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste, garbanzo beans, figs and raisins. Simmer over medium-low heat 15 minutes
  5. To serve top with yogurt, toasted almonds, and mint. Serve alone, or accompany with flat bread or couscous.


*Use a non-dairy alternative plain yogurt for a vegan meal.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Soups and Stews
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Moroccan

Keywords: Moroccan, stew, yogurt, cardamom, cumin, spicy, mint, vegetables, healthy