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Healthy Moroccan Lamb Stew

This Moroccan Lamb Stew recipe is a healthy one-pot dish that is full of complex and bold flavour.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine African, American, Western
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 435kcal


Lamb Stew Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic purée
  • 1 tsp ginger purée
  • 450 g 1 lb lean lamb cubed
  • 2 400 g (2 x 14 oz) tins chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) chicken or beef stock
  • 400 g (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 75 g (2/3 cup) soft dried apricots quartered
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt to taste
  • 75 g (2/3 cup) spinach leaves
  • 4 tbsp toasted almonds for topping


Lamb Stew Instructions:

  • Heat oil in a pot, then add the onions and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add in spices, garlic and ginger, and stir for 30 secs, till fragrant.
  • Next add the lamb, mix and cook for about 5 mins, till the lamb starts to brown.
  • Add the remaining ingredients through the salt.
  • Stir and bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hr, till lamb is tender.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed to suit your taste.
  • Add in the spinach and cook for a few mins till the leaves are just wilted.
  • Serve your Moroccan Lamb Stew warm and topped with toasted almonds.


Lamb Stew Tips

  • Double (or even triple) this recipe to easily feed a crowd.
  • If desired, you can swap the dried apricots for dried figs.
  • For a more substantial meal, serve with a side of quinoa or brown rice.

Lamb Stew Serving Suggestions

Lamb Stew is a wonderful one-pot meal that can be served solo. However, it is also quite lovely accompanied by one of the following side dishes:
Instant Pot Quinoa
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Perfect Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Lamb Stew Weight Watchers Points

There are 6 Freestyle SmartPoints in one serving of this Moroccan Lamb Stew.


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 732mg | Potassium: 1321mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 2910IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 7mg