Spicy Vegetable Tagine with Couscous

Spicy Vegetable Tagine with Couscous Recipe
Photo: Susie Cushner


Serves 4

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 73 mg
Calories 348
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 61 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 8 g
Fiber 10 g
Iron 2 mg
Protein 10 mg
Satfat 1 g
Sodium 1992 mg


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 large carrots, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium red bell pepper, cored and cut into thin strips
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock or canned broth
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 small cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 large zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup golden raisins
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup instant couscous


In a large, high-sided skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, carrots, bell pepper, stock, and spices and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Add the zucchini, eggplant, raisins, and half the cilantro and continue cooking until tender, about 25 to 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

Prepare the couscous according to the package instructions for 4 servings. Serve with the tagine garnished with the remaining cilantro.