Friday, January 2, 2009

Cauliflower-Chickpea Tagine

First off, Happy New Year! 2008 was a crazy year for me, so I'm hoping 2009 will be a little calmer. If you're like most people, including me, you probably are wanting a break from the overindulgent foods associated with the holidays. This is a wonderful, flavorful dish that will keep you warm through January while still being healthy and full of vegetables. You don't have to eat salads to eat healthy!

I especially liked the way the raisins plumped up during the cooking. They added a hint of sweetness that contrasted with the spice of the cayenne pepper.

Cauliflower-Chickpea Tagine
source: Big City Cooking

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, slices
1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets
3 carrots, sliced thinly
1 15-oz can of chickpeas, drained (I used 2 cups of cooked dried chickpeas)
1 15-oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 cup vegetable broth
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp turmeric
1 1/2 tsps cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne

In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat, and sauté onions until translucent. Add garlic and sauté another minute. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then lower to simmer. Cook covered for about an hour, or until all vegetables are soft. Serve over whole wheat couscous.

5 comments:

Liz said...

This looks awesome! I will be making it very soon! Thanks!

Katie said...

WHOA YUM! This is totally up my alley! Starred! Thanks!!

Joelen said...

This looks delicious and I've been eyeing the recipe myself! Great job!

That Girl said...

Do you have a tagine? I really want one!

wifeplzak said...

so glad you tried this recipe. It really is tastey!