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Moroccan Zucchini Garbanzo “Tagine”

Moroccan tagines are clay or ceramic cookware that have a very unique design used in North Africa. They are earthenware pots that are painted and glazed with a distinctive conical cover.

Although they are originally referred to as a tagine pot in which the dish is cooked, in Arabic, tagine means stew. Now tagine can refer to the dish, as well as, a type of stew. Tagines are generally spicy and have some type of protein incorporated. Vegetarians of course can eliminate the meat option. I have made this dish vegetarian.

A tagine must be cooked in a tagine or you can no longer say you are making a tagine, hence why I put tagine in quotations. I have not cooked my recipe in a tagine, nor did I make it a stew. Instead, I have used a Moroccan tagine recipe and altered it to make this recipe.

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Moroccan Zucchini Garbanzo “Tagine”

Servings: 4 servings

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 Carrot (diced 1/4″ thick, half-moons)

3 Tbsp. Olive Oil

3 Zucchinis (diced)

3 cups Garbanzo Beans (chick peas, or 2 15 oz. cans)

1 tsp. Sea Salt

1/4 tsp. Cinnamon Powder

1 tsp. Ground Cumin

1 tsp. Dried Mint (nifty trick – open up a tea bag n use that!)

1 tsp. Ras El Hanout Spice Blend

1/4 tsp. Aleppo Pepper (can use cayenne pepper or chili flakes)

2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste

1/2 cup Water

3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

Directions:

Placed diced carrots into a microwave-safe bowl and heat until they begin to soften. (about 2 minutes)

Heat skillet over medium heat, adding oil once pan is hot. Saute the zucchini until slightly brown and tender.

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Add all the remaining ingredients and toss for a minute or two.

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Add 1/2 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Then bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook for 10 minutes covered.

Adjust seasoning and taste. Sometimes it may need a little more salt, or if you like spice, then add more pepper. Garnish and serve.

I served this dish with a side of chicken and Quinoa!

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Moroccan Zucchini Garbanzo "Tagine"
 
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Shruti's Di Di:
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: Moroccan
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
  • 1 Carrot (diced ¼" thick, half-moons)
  • 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 Zucchinis (diced)
  • 3 cups Garbanzo Beans (chick peas, or 2 15 oz. cans)
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Dried Mint (nifty trick - open up a tea bag n use that!)
  • 1 tsp.
  • Ras El Hanout Spice Blend
  • ¼ tsp.
  • Aleppo Pepper
  • (can use cayenne pepper or chili flakes)
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • ½ cup Water
  • 3 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
Directions:
  1. Placed diced carrots into a microwave-safe bowl and heat until they begin to soften. (about 2 minutes)
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat, adding oil once pan is hot. Saute the zucchini until slightly brown and tender.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and toss for a minute or two.
  4. Add ½ cup of water and mix thoroughly. Then bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook for 10 minutes covered.
  5. Adjust seasoning and taste. Sometimes it may need a little more salt, or if you like spice, then add more pepper. Garnish and serve.
  6. I served this dish with a side of chicken and Quinoa!

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