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Squash & Aubergine Tagine with Olives

This squash & aubergine tagine is a delicious vegetarian dinner. Bursting with Moroccan flavour this tagine is healthy and suitable for vegans!

This squash & aubergine tagine is a delicious vegetarian dinner. Bursting with Moroccan flavour this tagine is healthy and suitable for vegans!

This squash & aubergine tagine is a delicious vegetarian dinner. Bursting with Moroccan flavour this tagine is healthy and suitable for vegans!

As we all know, there’s nothing better than a big bowl of warm, spicy deliciousness during the winter months. Even this squash & aubergine tagine does the job despite the fact it’s actually healthy! It’s so simple but the depth of flavour is just insane. Plus the slow cooking makes the vegetables go so creamy and tender, you won’t be able to stop eating.

This squash & aubergine tagine is a delicious vegetarian dinner. Bursting with Moroccan flavour this tagine is healthy and suitable for vegans!

The best thing about this recipe? Well there are a few. First off, it’s got a healthy dose of ras-el-hanout in it. One of the best spice blends ever, agreed? Ras-el-hanout is a North African spice blend which includes such wonderful ingredients as cumin, paprika and cinnamon plus loads of other yummy stuff. We bought some when we were in Marseille last summer in this amazing spice shop we found and it’s lasted us really well. You only need to use a little to go a long way and there’s so many great ways to use it that it’s definitely worth investing in if you don’t already have some.

This squash & aubergine tagine is a delicious vegetarian dinner. Bursting with Moroccan flavour this tagine is healthy and suitable for vegans!

Second great thing about this recipe? It’s the perfect thing to eat when you need something super comforting but also healthy. Something that’s full of vegetables and is going to leave you feeling satisfied but light. We used a crown prince squash for this which is one we got from our local farmer’s market. It turns out slightly creamier in texture than regular butternut so it’s definitely worth using it if you can get your hands on it although be warned it’s a lot of effort to chop up. However, if you can’t get one then butternut will definitely work here and taste delicious too.

This squash & aubergine tagine is a delicious vegetarian dinner. Bursting with Moroccan flavour this tagine is healthy and suitable for vegans!

This squash & aubergine tagine is a delicious vegetarian dinner. Bursting with Moroccan flavour this tagine is healthy and suitable for vegans!
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Squash & Aubergine Tagine with Olives

This squash & aubergine tagine is a delicious vegetarian dinner. Bursting with Moroccan flavour this tagine is healthy and suitable for vegans!

Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 456 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 large Aubergine
  • 400-500 g Squash I used crown prince squash but if you can't get then use butternut
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Chillis whole
  • 2 tsp Ras el Hanout
  • 2 tsp Rose Harrisa
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 5 Cardamom Pods
  • 1-2 Preserved Lemons halved
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 300 ml Chicken/Vegetable Stock
  • 100 g Green Olives
  • Couscous and Pitta Bread to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Put 1tbsp of olive oil in a large ovenproof casserole or tagine. Cut aubergine and squash into chunks and fry over a medium-low heat until slightly softened.

  2. Add the onion and garlic and fry until translucent. Add ras el hanout, harissa and whole chilli peppers, and fry for 1-2 mins until fragrant.

  3. Add cinnamon, passata, preserved lemons, juice of the lemon, honey, stock and cardamoms. Season with salt and pepper, cover and put in the oven for 1 hour.

  4. Remove from the oven. Add the olives and remove the chillies, cinnamon stick, preserved lemons and serve with couscous and pitta bread.

This squash & aubergine tagine is a delicious vegetarian dinner. Bursting with Moroccan flavour this tagine is healthy and suitable for vegans!

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THIS SQUASH & AUBERGINE TAGINE WITH OLIVES?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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    26/02/2017 at 7:50 PM

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    Jacqueline Meldrum
    23/08/2017 at 9:19 AM

    That looks gorgeous and so satisfying. I could happily dig in even though it’s breakfast time. Shared!

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    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    23/08/2017 at 10:06 AM

    A tagine with fluffy couscous is an ideal comforting meal but still healthy too. Love this!

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    Jagruti
    23/08/2017 at 10:36 AM

    Mmmm I love tagine and your recipe has inspired me to make it again very soon!

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    Pam Greer
    23/08/2017 at 11:05 AM

    This sounds amazing!! I am intrigued by that spice blend!

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    Felesha Bell
    23/08/2017 at 11:10 AM

    Love the wonderful spices in this dish!! My kinda meal!

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