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Healthnotes Index:

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry: Main Image

Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
Total: 50 min.
This curry will warm your bones, stick to your insides, and leave you full and happy.

Ingredients

  • For the curry:2 cans of chickpeas, drained and washed
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped parsley (optional if you donít like parsley)
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped cilantro plus more for garnish
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups water
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • For the couscous:1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbs Chopped fresh mint
  • 2 Tbs Sliced roasted almonds

Directions

  • For the curry:Chop your veggies, herbs, and butternut squash. To cut the squash: slice off the top and bottom, and then cut it in half widthwise. Peel both halves. Then cut each half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and chop into cubes.
  • Heat oil in a large pot, and add the onion until soft. Add the garlic and cook for about 20 seconds, then add the cumin, tumeric, and cayenne pepper. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring continuously. Add the paprika, tomato paste, sugar, and the parsley, salt and pepper. Stir.
  • Add the tomatoes and the drained chickpeas. Stir and then add the butternut squash and the water, stir and then cover with the lid. Once simmering, turn the heat down to low and cook covered for 35 minutes.
  • Cook couscous according to package directions with vegetable stock or water. Once itís cooked, fluff with a fork and stir in mint and almonds.
  • Garnish curry with some cilantro and serve with couscous.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 567
  Calories from Fat 47 (8%)
(8%)Total Fat 5g
(4%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(0%)Cholesterol 1mg
(32%)Sodium 761mg
(80%)Potassium 2805mg
Total Carbohydrate 125g
(82%)Dietary Fiber 20g
Sugars 16g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(33%)Protein 17g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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