🍲 FESENJAN - PERSIAN WALNUT POMEGRANATE LEEK STEW 🍲

in #vegan7 months ago (edited)

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Fesenjān is a Persian stew flavored with pomegranate molasses and ground walnuts. Traditionally made with eggplant and poultry, this is my plant-based take on the Persian classic.

No chicken of course and I swapped the eggplant for a mix of veggies I thought would suit this dish. And guess what we absolutely loved it! Definitely a keeper, so I hope you love this one too.

Though a classic fesenjān doesn’t contain any leeks, they were a lovely and yummy addition to the dish.

As a member of the onion family leeks have a pretty strong, but beautiful flavor. They are low in calories but high in nutrients, particularly magnesium and vitamins A, C, and K. Furthermore, they are a good source of dietary fiber, copper, vitamin B6, iron, and folate.

FESENJAN - PERSIAN WALNUT POMEGRANATE LEEK STEW


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INGREDIENTS (SERVES 2)


  • ¾ cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup leek, chopped
  • 1 cup pumpkin, chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1.5 cup baby potatoes, halved and skin on
  • 1 to 1.5 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp pomegranate molasse (maple syrup works too)
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa (I used mixed quinoa)
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils

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Spice mix


  • 1.5 t turmeric powder
  • ½ t cinnamon powder
  • ½ t cumin powder
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Himalayan pink sea salt and black pepper to taste

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DIRECTIONS


Toast walnut and blend. Set aside.

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Saute onion for 5 minutes, then add the leek and cook for 5 minutes more before adding the spice mix. Stir well until well coated.

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Add carrots, pumpkin, potatoes, and veggie stock. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

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Add the blended walnuts and pomegranate molasses and cook uncovered for 15 minutes. Then add pomegranate arils and cook 5 minutes more.

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Meanwhile, cook quinoa according to the instructions on the package.

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Divide stew over bowls or plates and serve with quinoa.

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WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY AND HEALTHY DAY ღ ღ ღ


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