If you’re looking for a dose of healthy veggies, then you’ll love this fragrant and warmly spiced tagine. While it’s meat free, you’ll be surprised that this is one of many vegetable dishes that your slow cooker was made for. It’s aromatic, and has a complex blend of flavors that compliment the Moroccan root veggies well. You can serve it with brown rice or couscous, but it’s delicious on its own. Feel free to experiment with the vegetables in this dish; cauliflower, parsnips, or carrots would work nicely here.
Try Moroccan Root Vegetable Tangine with a side of Quinoa Pilaf.
Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup vegetables and half cup couscous |Calories: 368| Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 456 mg | Carbohydrates: 63 g | Dietary Fiber: 9 g | Sugars: 12 g | Protein: 12 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 fennel bulb, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 tablespoons ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
- 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1 medium turnip, peeled and diced
- 1 15 ounce can chopped tomatoes
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 6 dried apricots, chopped
- 6 green olives, pitted and chopped
- Whole Wheat Couscous or rice for serving
- Plain Greek yogurt and chopped cilantro, for serving
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and the chopped fennel and sauté until soft. Add the garlic, sauté for about another minute, and add the spices and ginger. Cook for a minute longer and transfer this mixture to your slow cooker. Add the sweet potatoes, turnips, tomatoes, broth, and chopped apricots to the cooker. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours until vegetables are tender. Stir in the chopped olives.
- Serve alone or over couscous or choice of grain. Top with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkling of cilantro.
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