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Moroccan Chickpea Tagine
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https://www.eatgrain.ca/blogs/journal/moroccan-chickpea-tagine
This recipe is so good and tastes exotic with nothing more than a super delicious combination of spices. I love it on it’s own, but you can also serve it with brown or white rice, or even Farro or Quinoa.
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4 people
Ingredients:
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup Passata (strained tomatoes/uncooked tomato purée)
  • 1-2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 3/4-1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

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Directions:

Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan on medium high. Once hot, add the onion and cooked until softened, about 6-8 minutes. Add the garlic and all the dried spices and cook, stirring until fragrant – about 2 minutes (don’t let the spices burn!). Add the Passata, chopped tomatoes, water, salt, and sugar, and cook, covered on medium heat for 20 minutes.

Add the cooked chickpeas and cook a further 20-25 minutes,until the mixture is thick and the sauce has turned a dark shade of red. Before serving, stir in the fresh parsley and cilantro. Serve piping hot with or without a drizzle of quality olive oil.

Suitable for these diets:

Vegetarian

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