Chickpea and Date Tagine, Vegetarian

Recipe by Annacia

North African tagines often combine sweet and savory foods to play off the spices used to season them.

Top Review by DailyInspiration

This dish was really delicious and so satisfying. Loved the sweetness from the dates along with the savory spices. Comes together very quickly and it makes a very filling entree. Served this dish over couscous along with a side salad. Made for NA/ME, September, 2013.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and cook 10 minutes, or until starting to brown, stirring often. Stir in garlic, cumin, coriander, ginger, and cinnamon, and saute 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, and 1/4 cup water; simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, toast couscous in small saucepan over medium heat 5 minutes, or until fragrant. Add 1 3/4 cups water, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Stir dates and lemon juice into tagine, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve over couscous, sprinkled with cilantro.

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