Vegetarian Moroccan Mixed Vegetable Tagine

Vegetarian Moroccan Mixed Vegetable Tagine

This mixed vegetable Moroccan tagine is easy to make and is a lovely vegetarian main dish. Use carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, and onions.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Wash and slice the onion, tomato, carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, and potatoes.
  3. Step 3

    Place the carrots, zucchini, and potatoes in a bowl. Add the salt, ginger, pepper, turmeric, and optional saffron threads. Toss to coat the vegetables evenly.
  4. Step 4

    Pour half of the oil into the base of a tagine or in a skillet. Add the onion slices and top with the tomato slices.
  5. Step 5

    Arrange the vegetables in conical fashion on top the tomatoes. First, add the carrots, then the potatoes, then the zucchini. 
  6. Step 6

    Add the optional olives, if using. Drizzle the remaining oil over the arranged vegetables.
  7. Step 7

    Rinse the spices from the bowl which held the potatoes by swirling one cup of water in the bowl. Add this water to the tagine or skillet and cover.
  8. Step 8

    Place over medium-low to medium heat (use a diffuser between a tagine and the burner) and bring to a simmer. It's normal for this to take 15 or 20 minutes if cooking in clay, so stay patient.
  9. Step 9

    Once you hear the tagine simmering, adjust the heat to the lowest temperature necessary for maintaining a simmer. Allow the tagine to cook undisturbed for about one to 1.5 hours. Check to see that the vegetables are tender, and reduce any excess liquid if desired.
  10. Step 10

    Garnish the tagine with the chopped parsley or cilantro. 
  11. Step 11

    Serve the tagine warm and enjoy.