Moroccan Chili with Harissa Yogurt



Serving size

2 cups
90 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied (but you’ll need a really big pot), makes great leftovers, and freezes well.

Moroccan Chili with Harissa Yogurt


2 tsp. Olive oil
1 large White onions (sliced)
16 ounces Carrots, raw (peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
2 15 ounce can Canned no salt added chickpeas
2 15-ounce can No salt added diced tomatoes
2 cups No salt added vegetable stock
2 cup Water
1/4 cup White wine
1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
1 tsp.. Ground cumin
2 tsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp. Ground coriander
1/4 tsp. Salt
16 large Green olives (green olives, sliced)
1/2 cup Green Lentils
1/2 cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp. Harissa Sauce


Place the olive oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven over medium high heat.

When the oil is hot, add the onions. Cook for about 4 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the carrots, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, vegetable stock, water, wine, cinnamon, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, coriander, and salt.

Stir, reduce the heat to medium and cover.

Simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.

After the first hour add the olives and stir.

Cook for 10 minutes and add the lentils. Stir.

Cook for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Combine the yogurt and harissa sauce in a small bowl and stir gently until well blended.

Serve the stew topped with the yogurt sauce.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is NOT safe for those who are lactose intolerant (but you could leave out the Harissa Yogurt).

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in the yogurt.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Chilis and stews may be our favorite things to cook. Partly because they are so simple: one pot; dump and stir.

"Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know."

Groucho Marx