Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

February/March 2006

Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (434 votes)

Modeled on North African stews, this aromatic vegetarian main course can be served over brown rice or steamed spinach.

"It wasn't bad, but we definitely won't be making it again. Not very much flavor (and I did use the garlic, parsley & hot sauce). ***If you're going to try this recipe anyway, I would suggest making pumpkin bread as well. It's very...
Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

45 Reviews for Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew


I didn't have any saffron, and I hate cilantro, but the recipe came out great anyway! Other than that, I made it exactly according to the recipe. Served it over quinoa cooked with lots of garlic. The lime juice is a must!

Substituted squash with pumpkin... Absolutely AWESOME!

I can image that the squash version may be a little bland, and as I am not a fan of it myself I decided to use pumpkin instead. My goodness, it was Devine! Everyone went back for seconds and I will definitely be adding this recipe to the favourites list. I didn't use Saffron either, and I did add a bit of salt and garlic for extra flavour. One of the most wonderful things I have cooked... Yum!

Pumpkin instead of squash works a treat
Needs Modifications

I doubled the cumin and added hot sauce and black pepper to give this dish a little more kick.

I love squash, lentils, and chick peas.
Not good

Chick peas were hard .....butternut squash mushy. Perhaps that was the point, mushy crunchy soup. Had to throw it out after $15 worth of saffron ....all down the drain. Literally

Healty ingredients
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 37 weeks ago

You could try cooking it

You could try cooking it differently? Eg. chickpeas more, squash less...

Nice Vegetarian Dish

This is overall a pretty good dish, although it does not have as much flavor as I would like. In the future, I would probably double some of the spices to achieve a stronger flavor. Is good accompanied with Indian food.


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