Chickpea Stew with Dates

Dates make a wonderful addition to savoury dishes. Here they are the perfect complement to cumin and chick peas.

  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 6 Servings
chickpea stew with dates

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) Butter
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) ground cumin
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ground coriander
  • Salt and cayenne pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lemon and orange zest finely grated
  • 2 19-oz can (540 mL) chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 6 canned plum tomatoes drained, in small dice
  • 1 cup (250 mL) pitted dates chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) Canadian Tomme cheese in small dice

Preparation

In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, spices and salt and sauté until golden, about 8 minutes.

Add half the citrus zest and all the chickpeas and sauté over high heat until peas are browned, about 5 minutes.

Add tomatoes, dates and 2/3 cup (160 mL) water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes.

Before serving, add remaining zest, lemon juice, cheese and combine well.

Tips

You may use 1 1/3 cups (330 mL) dried chick peas, soaked for 6 hours and boiled in water for about 40 minutes.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 287 Calories
Protein: 9 g
Carbohydrate: 38 g
Fat: 13 g
Fibre: 8.1 g
Sodium: 334 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 17 % / 184 mg
Thiamin: 40 %
Vitamin C: 31 %
Folate: 20 %
Magnesium: 18 %