Fancy a delicious homemade Moroccan tagine? This vegetarian tagine recipe is easy to cook with low cost ingredients – Moroccan food is super tasty and this dish is a always big hit on the menu at The Happy Pear. Super tasty Moroccan recipe is a quick and easy dinner. It’s a great low fat and low calorie option that takes just 40 minutes to make. This recipe is highly nourishing and is bursting with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Definitely worth a try!


  • 1 aubergine
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 7 tbsp water
  • 5 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 8 pitted dates
  • 1x 400g tin of chickpeas
  • 2x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • bunch of fresh coriander

Optional toppings:

  • flaked almonds
  • harissa
  • avocado


  • Chop the aubergine into small bite-size pieces. Peel and finely chop the garlic and the onion. Deseed and chop the peppers and finely slice the carrots. Mix the water with tamari.
  • Put tamari mix into a large pot along with the aubergine, garlic, onion and paprika. Cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring regularly, until aubergines are nicely softened
  • Add the peppers and carrots to a pan along with the salt and black pepper, cumin, smoked paprika, cinnamon, ground ginger and the pinch of cayenne pepper. Stir everything well and cook for another 5 minutes
  • Finely chop the dates and drain and rinse the chickpeas. Add the dates to the pan along with the chickpeas and chopped tomatoes and mix well
  • Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and cook for a further 15020 minutes, until the carrots are cooked through
  • Chop the fresh coriander and garnish each serving with these
  • If you like, top  with almonds, harissa and slices of avocado!

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