A casserole dish and plate serving butternut squash & chickpea tagine

Butternut squash & chickpea tagine

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 2 adults + 2 children

Make this tasty vegetarian tagine that kids will love as much as grown-ups. It's a great way to serve four of their five-a-day and it's freezeable

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: Per serving (4 average portions)

  • kcal232
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre10g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • ½ tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • ¼ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 500g bag frozen butternut squash chunks
  • 2 carrots, cut into small dice
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 courgette, cut into small dice
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • cooked couscous or rice, to serve
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan, then slowly cook the onions for around 10 mins until starting to caramelise. Stir in the garlic, ginger and spices and cook for a further 2 mins. Add the vegetables and canned tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Put the lid on and simmer for around 15 mins or until all the veg are tender. Stir in the chickpeas, heat through and serve with couscous or rice.

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bexsterdexster
17th Jul, 2017
1.3
I did find this dish a bit bland and boring. However, it made plenty. In fact I would say it served more like 6 adult portions if you have something on the side e.g. cauliflower rice, couscous.
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