Tunisian Vegetable Stew

Since Winter is dragging it’s heels, we figured a fresh veggie stew was in order on a cold winter night! Enjoy this vegetarian delight!

1/2 cups thinly sliced onions
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups thinly sliced cabbage
salt to taste
1 large red bell pepper, julienned
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/2 cup fresh chopped tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can chickpeas, drained
3/4 cup veggie stock
1/3 cup currants or 1/3 cup raisins
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
grated feta cheese

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and saute the onions for 5 minutes or until softened.

Add the cabbage and salt to taste; saute at least 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add in the bell pepper, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne and other spices; stir and saute for 1 minute or so.

Add in the tomatoes, veggie stock, chick peas, and currants/raisins; stir to combine and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.

Add lemon juice and salt to taste; stir.

Serve over rice, bulgur or couscous, finish roasted almonds & with feta cheese.


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