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Spiced Vegetable Tagine with Couscous and Yogurt

Warm, earthy vegetables cooked in spiced tomato sauce, served over fluffy cous cous topped with fresh yogurt and cilantro.
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 25-30 min
This dish is Vegetarian
Calories: 415 Fat: 3g Carbs: 81g Protein: 19g

ABOUT THE DISH

A tagine is a North African Arabian dish named for the clay pot in which it’s traditionally cooked.  The pot has a funnel-shaped lid and can withstand high temperatures, providing a great environment for cooking flavorful, aromatic dishes. In this recipe, we’ll mimic these wonderful flavors with the more typical cook’s tools.

Ingredients
Zucchini
Onion
Diced tomatoes
Green olives
Cauliflower
Cilantro
Garlic
Paprika
Yogurt
Moroccan couscous
Lebanese 7 spice

Cooking terms for this recipe

Mince To cut a food into very small pieces.
Sauté “To jump”. To fry in a small amount of fat at high heat.
Garnish To add decorative or savory touches to food.

What you need

Small pot

Medium pot

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1: MISE EN PLACE

Read through entire recipe before getting started. Wash and dry all produce. Cut zucchini in half lenghwise, then slice into ¾” half moons. Dice onion. Cut cauliflower into medium size florets. Mince or grate garlic. Remove cilantro stems and discard, leaving leaves whole.

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Step 2: COOK THE COUS COUS

Bring 1¼ cups water to boil in small pot. Pour couscous into pot and cover. Turn heat off and allow to sit 8-10 min.

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Step 3: SAUTE ONIONS & GARLIC

Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in medium pot over medium heat. Add onions, sauté until translucent, about 2-3 min. Add garlic, sauté for 1 min longer.

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Step 4: MAKE THE TAGINE

Add Lebanese 7 spice and paprika to onions and garlic; cook until fragant, about 1 min. Add cauliflower, zucchini, tomatoes and ¼ cup water. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

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Step 5: COOK THE TAGINE

Cook, stirring frequently until vegetables are tender, about 12-15 min. Add olives, mix well.

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Step 6: PLATE YOUR DISH

Divide couscous between two bowls. Top with vegetable tagine. Dollop yogurt on top and garnish with cilantro leaves. Enjoy!