Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

the perfect vegetarian dish! serve with couscous.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium or large saucepan over medium heat, warm the butter or oil.
  2. Add the onions and chilies and cook until the onions begin to soften, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the paprika, cayenne and cumin and continue to sauté until the onions are tender and fragrant, a few minutes longer.
  4. Add the lentils, tomatoes, tomato puree and water just to cover.
  5. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  6. Add the chickpeas, carrots, green beans, zucchini, and green peas.
  7. Simmer until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes more.
  8. Note: this recipe can be prepared in advance up to this point.
  9. Allow to cool, refrigerate and serve within a couple of days.
  10. Add the parsley and zaatar during the last five minute of cooking.
  11. Season to taste.
  12. Transfer to a warm serving dish and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

A very nice recipe. Makes a lot of food. Served on a bed of quinoa. I added extra spice.

aronsinvest January 09, 2010

This was very delicious. A nice, healthy dinner with a lot of protein! I followed the recipe pretty closely and we both enjoyed it.

Dominick & Amanda October 18, 2009

This was very, very good. I made it in my tagine cooker and it was so easy. Cooking time was a bit longer than posted. I was afraid the veggies would be mushy, but they were not. They were still a bit crisp, just perfect. I didn't have za'atar spice, but I found a recipe for the mix and made my own. I just happened to have ground sumac in my spice cupboard. What a great spice for this tagine! I made no changes. It didn't need any.

Kathy228 February 16, 2008