Vegetable Tagine.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

This lovely dish is full of Moroccan spices and tender vegetables.  It is quick and easy to make and makes for the perfect dinner.  It is hearty, vegan-friendly and warms up great the next day.  A must make recipe if you enjoy sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and chickpeas.

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper or chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 of a medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 1 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 20-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked couscous
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the cumin, coriander, crushed red pepper, cinnamon, garlic, and tomato paste; cook for a minute or two until fragrant.
  3. Add the squash, sweet potato, carrots and toss well to coat. Pour 2 cups of the stock and the lemon juice over the vegetables and bring to a boil and then a gentle simmer.
  4. Cook partially covered over a low heat for about 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chickpeas and simmer for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the couscous according to package.  Either with boiling water or boiling vegetable broth for more flavour.
  6. Spoon vegetables and sauce over warm couscous and serve!

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  1. Looks like a nice recipe to use up some root vegetables!

  2. This sounds like my kind of meal! I just love the combination of spices and sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and chickpeas.

  3. What a fun, beautiful recipe! I love the warm colors!

  4. Yummy! I studied abroad for a semester and when I was in Morocco, we ate tagines for almost every meal. Love it!

  5. that's hearty allright!

  6. This looks and sounds wonderful - a perfect autumn dish!

  7. I gotta try this, I admit I need more vegetables...

  8. Oh I love cooking in tagines! This looks so good!

  9. This looks just like one of my favorite dishes that we serve at the restaurant! The recipe is a secret, prepared by only one person, so I've been dying to figure it out. Thank you for a very solid starting place!

  10. Love these types of dishes! so warm and comforting to the soul.

  11. Hi Natalie, this looks very healthy, must try it soon. :) Thanks.

  12. Great recipe! I used to live in Morocco - and I absolutely love the flavors. It's amazing how well cinnamon goes with hot chiles. Thanks!


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