Moroccan Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
15 mins
25 mins

This dish makes a wonderful vegetarian meal. Exotically spiced, offset with dried apricots, different and delicious.

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  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the onion, garlic, ginger, and wine or sherry.
  2. Cover and sweat over low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the cumin, cinnamon, paprika, and red pepper flakes and cook, uncovered, 1 minute longer.
  4. Add the water or chickpea cooking liquid, salt, sweet potatoes, and apricots.
  5. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes.
  6. Add the chickpeas, raisins, and lemon juice.
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the chickpeas are hot.
  8. Add the sliced almonds.