Stephanie Achar Recipe: Healthy Moroccan Vegetable Tagine
Healthy food needn't be fussy, this Moroccan recipe from Culture Whisper's resident foodie and nutrition expert is a doddle to make...and delicious!
Wondering how to get more vegetables into your diet? This healthy recipe is a delightfully tasty tagine, and it's jam packed with goodies filled with fibre, potassium and vitamins and... hooray, it's low in fat and calories too!
Moroccan food is traditionally both sweet and spicy, and this tagine recipe is big on aroma, great for digestion and definitely a dish to keep you fuller for longer. It's a sure-fire essential for those chilly winter nights cuddled up on the sofa with a film.
1 butternut squash, chopped in 1 inch chunks
1 large sweet potato, chopped in 1 inch chunks
4 leeks, sliced thinly
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
250g pitted prunes
3 onions, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced
1 tbsp odorless coconut oil
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp turmeric
1/2 red chili, finely chopped
900 ml organic vegetable stock
2 large handful of baby spinach
Freshly ground black pepper
A bunch of fresh coriander to garnish
Preheat oven at 180C
Heat coconut oil in a medium pot and sauté the onions for 5 minutes until soft. Add garlic, ginger, spices and the chopped vegetables. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the chickpeas and prunes.
Put the tagine in an ovenproof dish and cover with 900ml of vegetable stock. Cook for an hour until the vegetables are tender and the broth is fully absorbed. If you stir, do it carefully so the vegetables don’t get crushed.
Serve with brown rice or quinoa and a dollop of guacamole or plain organic yoghurt.
Add a large handful of baby spinach and mix it with the vegetables. Garnish with fresh coriander. Enjoy!
Vegetarian, vegan, free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar
STEPHANIE ACHAR RECIPES
Foodie and nutrition expert Stephanie Achar has worked with Conde Nast Traveller, Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire. She is currently studying Nutrition and has teamed up with Culture Whisper to create a series of seasonal, wholesome and delicious recipes.
See more of Stephanie's recipes on Instagram here.