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Spicy African Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew


Spicy African Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew

Spicy African Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew

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Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

Spice Paste
1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups vegetable broth or water
1 can (16 ounces) plum tomatoes, undrained, chopped
1 can (16 ounces) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh okra or 1 package (10 ounces) frozen cut okra, thawed
Yellow Couscous
Hot pepper sauce
Fresh cilantro for garnish

Preparation

  1. Prepare Spice Paste.
  2. Combine sweet potatoes, broth, tomatoes with juice, chickpeas, okra and Spice Paste in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Uncover; simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare Yellow Couscous.
  4. Serve stew with couscous and hot pepper sauce. Garnish, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
Sodium 1667 mg
Protein 16 g
Fiber 14 g
Carbohydrate 107 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Fat 7 g
Calories from Fat 11 %
Calories 546

Dietary Exchange

Fat 1
Starch 7

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