Five-a-day tagine

Five-a-day tagine

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4
Get your day's vegetable quota all in one go. Great for feeding a group, or freeze portions

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal272
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars32g
  • fibre0g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.35g
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  • 4 carrot, cut into chunks



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  • 4 small parsnip, or 3 large, cut into chunks



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  • 3 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 tsp each ground cumin, paprika, cinnamon and mild chilli powder
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 2 small handfuls soft dried apricot
  • 2 tsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Scatter the veg over a couple of baking trays, drizzle with half the oil, season, then rub the oil over the veg with your hands to coat. Roast for 30 mins until tender and beginning to brown.

  2. Meanwhile, fry the spices in the remaining oil for 1 min – they should sizzle and start to smell aromatic. Tip in the tomatoes, apricots, honey and a can of water. Simmer for 5 mins until the sauce is slightly reduced and the apricots plump, then stir in the veg and some seasoning. Serve with couscous or jacket potatoes.

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Comments (102)

jenniecox's picture

WOW! I loved this, very easy, very simple ingredients, fantastic taste!! Looks great, lovely colours, feels like you are really treating yourself to something a bit different and a bit special mid week!!

gooseberry's picture

I have made it today for lunch..absolutely delicious. I have used a home made maroccan seasoning. Definitely do it again...

canarygirl's picture

brilliant recipe, now a family favourite

bigyeti's picture

Very nice and tasty. It is easy to do so it'll be another regular.

tonmilbil's picture

This was a complete disaster! The roasted vegetables tasted delicious as I had a few before I put them into the sauce but my sauce tasted far too tomatoey I even put extra spices in but still the same. My apricots didnt plump up at all like it said. Ended up throwing half of it away .

So Ill just roast the vegies in future and forget about the sauce.

set_sq's picture

loved this loads!!!!

so simple, very yummy, very healthy

cant ask for more


sieske's picture

I made this too and I think it tasted great, you can vary a lot by adding other vegetables or fruits or chicken or lamb. It freezes very easily, would definitalety make this again!

meganmclaren's picture

This is an excellent lunchbox filler! I make a huge amount then freeze portions in bags for filling a wrap. Put it in the fridge the night before and in the morning make up your wrap, microwave it at lunch and presto! Make it on a Sunday and you don't have to worry about lunches for the rest of the week but you might want to mix it up a little!

ancarebeca's picture

Very good with barley cous-cous

sarahcameron's picture

This was delicous but I did make a couple of changes. I roasted garlic with the veg and chucked some cumin seeds in too. I also cut the apricots down as thought it would be a bit sweet for my taste. Also does not really feed 4 people if they are all hungry.

theedda's picture

Very tasty. I didn't season it during cooking but a little salt does help to bring the flavours out.

rosalie_18's picture

Really tasty and healthy meal. Flavour improved after letting it sit for a while before serving.

mary_sb's picture

I make this all the time. It's easy and delicious.

noodlenest's picture

Absolutely delicious! I forgot to add the apricots but it was still fantastic - will definately make tihs again!

chedges's picture

Quite yummy and satisfying. I served with grilled lamb which went really well, and used squash too. Next time i'm going to add more vegetables (esp red onion) as I dont think there were enough.

madge66's picture

What can I substitute for parsnips? I hate them!

awesomedandelion's picture

Really good. Used mixed spice instead of cinnamon, cumin seeds not ground cumin, and sultanas instead of apricots, but still amazing.
Will be using the tomato sauce as a base for various things now!

dcjennin's picture

We really enjoyed this using various other veg like swede and squash, it has now become a weekly favourite.

bramshaw's picture

We thoroughly enjoyed this meal, the spices really made it that much more enjoyable. I used a whole can of tomatoes which made extra juice to mop up the baked potato. Would certainly make it again.

xanderlee's picture

Fantastic: Even the kids ate it! Froze really well and is a great freezer quickie for baked potatoes, couscus, rice and a side dish for anything asian as the cinnamon and cumin is set off beautifully with the sweetness of the dish. Great with spiced dry roasted meats.


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