Lentil Stew

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 onion,chopped
½ cup canned chickpeas,drained
8 cups vegetable stock
4 cups water
3 garlic cloves,minced
3 tablespoons cilantro,finely chopped,divided
3 teaspoons kosher salt
4 celery stalks,chopped
4 tomatoes,chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
5 ounces orzo or spaghetti broken into pieces
½ cup pitted date,chopped
2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley,chopped
1 lemon,cut into wedges

Heat oil in a Dutch oven.Cook onions for 5 minutes.Add chickpeas,stock,and water and simmer until tender 188宝金博about 45 minutes.Mash garlic,2 tablespoons cilantro,and salt into a paste.Add paste,celery tomatoes,lentils,tomato paste,lemon juice,and spices to pot.Simmer until lentils are tender,188宝金博about 35 minutes.

Add pasta and dates and cook,stirring until pasta is cooked through,188宝金博about 10 minutes.Stir in the last 1 T cilantro,and parsley.Garnish with extra parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

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