Moroccan vegetable stew in the slow-cooker

Prep 15 min
Total 8 hours 15 min
Serves 6

Hearty, warming and easy. 15 minutes to prep, pop it in the slow-cooker before work and voila!



796-mL can
diced tomatoes
large butternut squash, peeled and diced
large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
540-mL can
chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup
sliced dried apricots
1/2 cup
chopped cilantro, or parsley


  • Combine tomatoes with squash, sweet potato and seasonings in slowcooker insert. Cover and cook on low until squash is tender, about 8 hours.
  • Stir in chickpeas and apricots during the last 30 min of cooking. Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving. Serve with couscous.


Calories 253
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrates 57 g
Fat 2 g
Fibre 9 g
Sodium 577 mg

Testing tip

Raw onions and garlic can taste unpleasantly acrid in a slowcooked dish. Onion and garlic powders are more reliable.

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Photo credit: Slow cooker moroccan vegetable stew. (Photo, John Cullen.)

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8 comments on “Moroccan vegetable stew in the slow-cooker

  1. Is there a way to print this so it prints on one page?


    • I cut and pasted it to my Microsoft Office Word program and printed it from there.


      • I did the same using ‘word pad’ – put picture at end & some of it was cut off for one page.


  2. As an alternative to using powdered onion & garlic-simply sauté 1chopped onion & 2cloves of garlic in a little oil along with the cumin,cayenne-I would also add a little ground coriander.Pour into slow cooker, then add the other ingredients for the required 8hours(on low??)5hours on high.(you could also chop up the cilantro stems to add to the sauté for extra flavour )


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  3. this has nbothing to do with morocccan cooking style. you just cannot use squash and sweet potatoe it is no no in moroccan cuisine, you can not add dried apricot to a stew like this, apricot are used usually with rosted nut mostley almonds or sesame seed and they are cooked differently not in a stew style like this. add to all this we do not used canned tomatoes, onion or garlic in powder form, we only use fresh ingredients. If you think I am wrong, try to feed a moroccan this stew and see how many will eat it


    • I’m not crazy about putting apricots in a stew. How could someone make this stew and make it more authentic Moroccan? Which vegetables would you use instead of sweet potatoes and squash? I totally agreee with you about the onions and garlic. How hard is it to add them to the pot in the beginning so they’re cooked? I don’t think I cook anything without onions ever!


  4. What does 2-Jan mean in measurement of squash? How much is that?


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