Friday, October 15, 2010

Saffron-Laced Moroccan Tagine

The Arabic Food Recipes kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Saffron-Laced Moroccan Tagine Recipe. Enjoy cooking tasty Arabic food and learn how to make healthy dish of Saffron-Laced Moroccan Tagine.

In this stew, the vegetables are cut large for satisfying texture (and less chopping!). Serve the tagine over brown rice, couscous, quinoa or another steamed grain.

Ingredient list

6 Servings

2 Tbs. olive oil
2 medium-sized onions, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch-wide strips
1 28-oz. can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
2 celery stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
Large pinch saffron threads
1 15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 small turnips (about 1/2 lb.), peeled and quartered
2 medium-sized carrots (about 1/2 lb.), peeled, halved and cut into chunks
1 tsp. salt
1/4  tsp. ground black pepper
1 small zucchini, cut into large chunks
Spiced Cilantro Dressing (recipe follows)


1. Heat oil in 4-qt. Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add onions and bell pepper, and cook 10 minutes, stirring often, or until onions are softened. Stir in tomatoes, celery, 1 cup water and saffron. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, 10 minutes.

2. Stir in chickpeas, turnips, carrots, salt and pepper. Simmer, partially covered, 20 minutes.

3. Add zucchini, and simmer 10 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if necessary.

4. Serve with spoonfuls of Spiced Cilantro Dressing.

Nutritional Information

Calories 1976
Protein 6g
Total Fat     5.5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Carbs 33g
Sodium 690mg
Fiber 8g
Sugar 7g
Vegetarian Times Issue: September 1, 2005   p.60

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