Moroccan-Style Vegetable Stew with Harissa Yogurt Sauce Recipe

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Moroccan-Style Vegetable Stew with Harissa Yogurt Sauce
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  1. For yogurt sauce: Whisk first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Season to taste with coarse salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and chill.
  2. For vegetable stew: Bring 8 cups water to boil in heavy large saucepan. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Add carrots; cook until just tender, about 4 minutes. Using skimmer or large slotted spoon, transfer carrots to large bowl of ice water. Return water to boil. Add turnip; cook until just tender, about 3 minutes. Using skimmer, transfer turnip to bowl with carrots. Reserve cooking liquid.
  3. Melt butter in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add next 7 ingredients. Sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper. Cook until onions are soft, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Add wine; simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour. Add carrots, turnip, beans, spinach, and 2 cups reserved cooking liquid. Bring to simmer; cook until vegetables are heated through, adding more cooking liquid for desired consistency. Season stew to taste with coarse salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  4. Divide stew among bowls. Spoon dollop of yogurt sauce over and serve.
  5. * A thick yogurt; sold at some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores (such as Trader Joe's and Whole Foods markets) and Greek markets. If unavailable, place regular yogurt in cheesecloth-lined strainer set over large bowl. Cover and chill overnight to drain.
  6. ** A spicy North African red chile paste; available at some specialty foods stores and at Middle Eastern markets.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 301.36 Kcal (1262 kJ)
Calories from fat 106.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.84g 18%
Cholesterol 15.5mg 5%
Sodium 396.79mg 17%
Potassium 904.16mg 19%
Total Carbs 38.62g 13%
Sugars 10.48g 42%
Dietary Fiber 7.28g 29%
Protein 9.39g 19%
Vitamin C 51mg 85%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 36%
Iron 31.8mg 177%
Calcium 175.2mg 18%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 77.92 Kcal (326 kJ)
Calories from fat 27.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.06g 18%
Cholesterol 4.01mg 5%
Sodium 102.6mg 17%
Potassium 233.79mg 19%
Total Carbs 9.99g 13%
Sugars 2.71g 42%
Dietary Fiber 1.88g 29%
Protein 2.43g 19%
Vitamin C 13.2mg 85%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 36%
Iron 8.2mg 177%
Calcium 45.3mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.2
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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