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Slow-Cooker Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine
orange couscous

Active: 30 min Total: 6 hr 40 min

This vegetable stew is seasoned with a unique spice mix that gives it great aroma and flavor. While traditional tagines are cooked in pottery with the same name, our version is made in the slow-cooker which helps to concentrate all those great flavors.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Slow-Cooker Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine:
  • Paprika, sweet - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Cinnamon, ground - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric, ground (opt) - 2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 2 tsp
  • Potatoes, sweet - 1 lb, 1" (2.5 cm) cubes
  • Onions, yellow - 1, chopped
  • Cauliflower - 1 head, chopped
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 inches, grated
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Lemons - 1, zest and juice of
  • Garbanzo beans (14 oz / 387 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Tomato paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Raisins, golden (opt) - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Salt - 3/4 tsp
  • Black pepper - 3/4 tsp
  • Parsley, fresh, any variety - 1/4 cup, chopped
  • Orange couscous (leftover from Monday) - ~2 cups
  • Almonds, sliced - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - Combine paprika, cinnamon, turmeric and coriander. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Sweet potatoes / Onions / Cauliflower / Ginger / Garlic - Prep as directed (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Lemons - Prep as directed. Keep zest and juice separate.
  4. Garbanzo beans - Drain and rinse.
  5. Slow-cook tagine - Combine tomato paste, raisins, water, garbanzo beans, sweet potatoes, onions, cauliflower, ginger, garlic, lemon zest, spice mix, salt and pepper in the bowl of a slow cooker. Slow-cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (or high for 3 to 4 hours).
  6. Couscous - If you have couscous leftover from Monday, skip this step. If you don’t have couscous leftover from Monday’s dinner, measure out ¼ cup each of dry couscous and liquid (stock or water) for each serving (for 4 servings, use 1 cup couscous and 1 cup liquid). Heat the liquid in a small saucepan until boiling. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the couscous and cover with the lid. Allow to sit, covered for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and season with salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  7. Chop parsley.

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Make

  1. Reheat couscous in the microwave. Toss with almonds.
  2. Remove lid from slow-cooker and top tagine with lemon juice and parsley. Serve over couscous and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (132)
Gluten-free (16)
Paleo (18)
Vegetarian (25)

84 reviews

Wow, I was so excited about this. It was DISGUSTING, inedible for me. Had a really, really bad taste. I love you Cooksmarts, but this is not a good recipe. I've had authentic tagine in Tunisia, and this was just not it. Threw it away ): Looking back at other reviews, I think the paleo recipe is missing an ingredient of chicken stock! This would explain a lot.

By: Marcella
Posted: Nov 09, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

We followed the recipe and the flavors in this just did not work well together. We threw most of it away.

By: Kelley
Posted: Apr 15, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I followed the recipe as written, left it in the crock pot for 8 hours on low overnight, and ended up with a brown glop that resembled dog food. It did make the house smell delicious, so I still held out hope, but ended up putting the entire crock pot's contents in the garbage disposal. My first real bummer of a recipe from Cook Smarts.

By: Caroline
Posted: Jan 22, 2017
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I don't know whether it was too much spice, ginger or lemon zest, but the taste was just off. Almost had a chemical after taste. Also not enough liquid.

By: Karen
Posted: Mar 13, 2016
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

this is the first and only recipe so far that I just did not like at all it all came out mushy and the seasoning was just off.

By: Abbey
Posted: Feb 22, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

First meal I didn't care for.

By: Ann
Posted: Jan 21, 2016
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful