Root Vegetable Tagine
Kid Approved! Made with root vegetables of your choice and chick peas, this tagine is inexpensive, easy to make and provides sufficient protein for a main meal.
This vegetable stew can be prepared in a tagine pot on the stove, in the oven with a dutch oven or in a crock pot.
Flavours are intensified if this recipe is made ahead of time and reheated before serving.
1 yam, cubed
1 sweet potato, cubed
3-4 large carrots, cubed
1 parsnip, cubed
1 turnip, cubed
1 onion, diced
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 can tomatoes, diced or 3-4 fresh tomatoes
2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
2 TBSP Sultans' Delight spice blend
1 cup vegetable broth (can be replaced with chicken or beef)
1 can of chick peas 540 ml, drained and rinsed
Salt, to taste
Place all of the ingredients with the exception of the chick peas in the crock pot, tagine pot or dutch oven. Simmer for 2½ hrs then add the chick peas. Adjust seasoning to taste and let simmer for another 1½ hours.
Serve topped with chopped cilantro, or parsley and a slice of pita bread or French bread to soak up the juices.
Serves 4 as a main meal or 6 as a side dish.