Moroccan Chickpea Tagine with Quinoa Couscous
A “tagine” is actually a unique ceramic or clay vessel, used to slow-cook stews and other dishes. But the word “tagine” also refers to the delicious dish which is slow-cooked inside the vessel. Typically a tagine is a rich savory stew of meat or vegetables, cooked to a buttery tenderness.
Servings: 6 servings
- 1/2 cup dried quinoa cooked with 1 cup of water
- 8 dried apricots chopped
- 1 red onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 3 zucchini diced
- 2 carrots diced (optional)
- 1 sweet potato diced
- 15 oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
- 15 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 can
- 4-8 oz veggie broth
- 2-2 1/2 tsp Ras El Hanout
- 1 tsp Shawarma Spice Blend
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- Fresh mint chopped
- Sliced almonds
Soak the apricots in hot water and set aside. They will absorb the water and reconstitute while you are cooking the other ingredients.
Chop all of the veggies: onions, sweet potatoes, garlic, zucchini, etc.
Saute the onions and garlic in 2 tsp olive oil over medium heat. Let the onions cook until they have caramelized slightly. Add the rest of the ingredients: potatoes, zucchini, carrots (if using), tomatoes, chickpeas, and all of the spices. Add 4 oz veggie broth, stir to combine, and let all of the ingredients simmer on medium heat, covered, for at least 10 minutes until the potatoes and chickpeas are tender.
While the tagine is cooking, combine the quinoa and water in a pot, bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes until the quinoa is cooked. Fluff with a fork.
Take the apricots out of the water and chop them. Chop the mint as well.
Uncover the tagine and finish cooking through. Let some of the excess water boil off (if there is any). If it’s gotten dry, add a bit more vegetable broth until it’s the consistency you want. When it’s done, it will look like this:
Stir the apricots, mint and almonds into the quinoa, and serve.
Calories: 238.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.7g | Protein: 8.8g | Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 387.9mg | Fiber: 8.3g | Sugar: 8.7g