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Chickpea Stew over Couscous

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Ingredients for chickpea stew.

1 Ingredients for chickpea stew.

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2 Vegetables sauteing

Once the paprika is added, it's cooked for a minute to bring out the rich flavor.

3 Once the paprika is added, it's cooked for a minute to bring out the rich flavor.

Finished stew over couscous.

4 Finished stew over couscous.

Chickpeas are one of my favorite beans - sweet, nutty and full-flavored. Depending on the season, swap in your favorite vegetables choosing some hard, like carrots and some soft such as peppers or zucchini for textural difference. I've used whole-wheat couscous, a pasta that can be found in your supermarket, but the stew would be equally good over another pasta or rice.

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 large onion finely chopped (3/4 cup)
2 carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (3/4 cup)
2 small white turnips, diced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sliced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon oregano
coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 poblano pepper, stemmed, seeded, broiled and diced (1/2 cup)
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 cups chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned)
3 small potatoes, cooked, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 cup whole-wheat couscous

1. In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-low. Add the onion, carrots, turnips, garlic, and ginger and cook stirring occasionally until the carrots and turnips are crisp-tender, about 12 minutes.

2. Stir in the paprika and oregano; season with salt and ground pepper. Add the poblano pepper, stir to combine.

3. Add the tomatoes, potatoes, chickpeas, and 1 cup water and simmer 10 minutes until all the flavors have blended.

4. In a medium saucepan bring 1 1/4 cups of water to a boil. Season with salt, add the couscous, cover and remove from the heat; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve the chickpea mixture over the couscous.

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