Vegetable Tajine with Couscous

If you like vegetable stew, you’ll love tajine.

Vegetable Tajine with Couscous
A tajine is a stew that originated in North Africa and is named after the pot in which it's cooked. If you prefer a hearty soup, simply add three more cups (750 mL) of vegetable stock and adjust the seasoning. For extra protein, top with slivered almonds.
Vegetable Tajine with Couscous
A tajine is a stew that originated in North Africa and is named after the pot in which it's cooked. If you prefer a hearty soup, simply add three more cups (750 mL) of vegetable stock and adjust the seasoning. For extra protein, top with slivered almonds.
Servings
6servings
Servings
6servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, add olive oil, onions, cinnamon, ginger, garlic and saffron.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat for two minutes to bring out the flavour of the spices and onions.
  3. Add acorn squash, carrots, chickpeas, figs, apricots, tomatoes and stock or water. Stir.
  4. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Stir in red pepper and zucchini, and cook for another five minutes until zucchini is soft. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Prepare couscous as per package. Add chili flakes, mint and parsley. Season to taste.
  6. Divide couscous mixture into six bowls, and add tajine on top of each bowl.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 289 calories, 9 g protein, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 44 g carbohydrates, 8 g fibre, 4 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium