Moroccan cuisine is renowned for its bold and flavorful dishes, and one of the most popular is the tagine. This traditional North African stew is slowly cooked in a special earthenware pot, also called a tagine, and is filled with a variety of meats, fish or vegetables. In this recipe, we will focus on the vegetarian version of the tagine – the Moroccan Vegetable Tagine.
To start, the key ingredients in this dish are carrots, potatoes, zucchini, olives but you can also add eggplant, chickpeas and green or red peppers. These vegetables are not only tasty, but also rich in nutrients, which makes this dish not only delicious but also healthy.
To make this dish, you will need a tagine or a heavy-bottomed pot with a lid. Start by sautéing the onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Then add your vegetables cut in the shape of a stick, or in slices, as well as a sauce made from chopped tomatoes, parsley, coriander, and Moroccan spices such as cumin, paprika, pepper and turmeric. Mix everything together and let the spices coat the vegetables. Finally, cover the pot, and let it simmer until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have melded together. Add a little water if you notice that the tagine is dry and the vegetables have not yet become tender.
The resulting dish is a hearty and satisfying vegetarian meal, perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking for a healthy and delicious way to enjoy Moroccan cuisine, this Moroccan Tagine Vegetables recipe is a winner.