Spiced butternut squash and veg tagine

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Spiced butternut squash and veg tagine
Spiced butternut squash and veg tagine
  • Serves: 6-8

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe An easy veggie stew with only 150 calories a portion, made with seasonal vegetables like butternut squash. Let it slow cook while you put your feet up.


  •  2tbsp sunflower oil
  • -1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 2-3 parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 small swede, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 small cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2-3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 level tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 level tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 level tbsp ground turmeric
  •  400g can chopped tomatoes
  •  1 vegetable stock cube
  •  410g chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  •  Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •  1-2tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  •  Couscous, steamed, to serve


  1.  Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook it for about 5 mins, until it begins to soften. Add the other vegetables and cook for a further 4-5 mins, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the ground coriander, cumin and turmeric and cook for a further 1-2 mins. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and 300ml ( pint) water, crumble in the stock cube and bring to the boil. Stir in the chickpeas and seasoning.
  3. Pour the mixture into the bowl of a slow-cook pot and cook on a high heat for 3-4 hrs, or a low heat for 5-8 hrs, until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Sprinkle coriander over and serve with steamed couscous.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 150(kcal)
  • Fat 4.5g
  • Saturates 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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This is very filling for those Diet days but a little bland so I added crushed garlic and a chopped up red chilli to give it a kick and it was much tastier. Also tastes fantastic with Cauliflower Couscous (about 50 calls a portion) for that real Tagine feel.

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