Vegetable Packed Tagine with Almonds, Raisins & Couscous
  • Prep time: 50 minutes
  • Calories: 562
Tagine is named after the conical-lidded pot that Moroccan stew is traditionally cooked in, the design allows steam to condense back into the dish as it cooks, to retain the juices. This vegetarian tagine doesn’t need meat for flavour, the vegetables absorb the essences of the spices, ginger and tomato'y stock. The vegetables should be chunky so they hold their shape during the slow cooking. It takes a little longer to cook but it's well worth the effort.
  • 100 g of Chickpeas
  • 1 of Brown Onion
  • 1 of Carrot
  • 1 of Zucchini
  • 300 g of Butternut Pumpkin
  • 1 of Royal Blue Potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp of Slivered Almonds
  • 3 Tbsp of Raisins
  • 2 of Garlic Clove
  • 1 Small Bunch of Parsley & Mint
  • 1 Tbsp of Veg Tagine Spice Mix
  • 2 12 Tbsp of Tomato Paste
  • 12 Cup of Couscous
  • 1 12 Tbsp of Vege Stock Concentrate

Prepare Ingredients:

Peel and roughly chop 12 the onion. Trim zucchini, cut in half and scrape out the seeds. Peel carrot, then slice carrot and zucchini into batons. Peel and chop the potato and pumpkin into 2cm chunks. Peel and mince garlic. Pick parsley and mint leaves, discarding stems. Bring a kettle of water to boil.

Start Tagine:

Heat a little oil in a high sided pan over medium heat, or tagine if you have one. Add the onion and cook, stirring for 2 minutes until softened. Add spice mix and garlic and cook for another 2 minutes, until fragrant. Add a good handful of the mint and parsley, tomato paste, 1 Tbsp of the vege stock and 2 cups hot water from the kettle.

Add Vegetables:

Bring to the boil, then add the carrot, pumpkin and potato with a healthy pinch of salt. Cover, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Add zucchini and chickpeas, cover again and allow to cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cook Couscous

Meanwhile place couscous in a heat proof bowl with remaining vege stock concentrate. Add 12 cup boiling water and cover with a lid or plate, and allow to be fully absorbed. Fluff cooked couscous with a fork and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of parsley and mint. Check seasoning and adjust if necessary.

Add Almonds & Raisins:

Remove the lid from the tagine and add the raisins and almonds. Allow to simmer and reduce for a final 5 minutes. Taste and season as needed.

You Plate It:

Serve tagine spooned over couscous, with a squeeze of lemon if needed. Garnish with remaining mint and parsley.