Winter root vegetable tagine Recipe

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  • Vegetarian






20 min


40 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 353 kCal 18%

A healthy spicy stew of mixed root vegetables cooked Moroccan-style with harissa paste and tomatoes. Great for vegetarians or a simple main course for the family.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
  • 2 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 4 carrots, peeled and halved lengthways
  • 3 parsnips, peeled and halved lengthways
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and each cut into 4
  • 300g (10oz) butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2.5cm (1in) chunks
  • 600ml (1 pint) hot vegetable stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves


  • Heat the oil in the casserole dish and fry the onions for 5 minutes, to soften but not brown.

  • Add the garlic, tomato purée and harissa paste and cook for 1 min.

  • Add the carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes and butternut squash. Pour in the stock and season. Cover and simmer for 25 mins until the vegetables are tender.

  • Stir in the chickpeas and canned tomatoes and warm through for 5 mins. Serve sprinkled with fresh coriander.

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You can add celeriac rather than parsnips, and use beans instead of chickpeas