6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

The hearty stews known as tagines are named after the conical clay vessels they're cooked in, though ours is made in a Dutch oven, which is more widely available in the United States. Preserved lemons imbue the stew with sour saltiness. You'll find them at Middle Eastern markets, or make your own. Check out CookingLight.com for several recipes, including Quick Preserved Lemon, which is ready in about an hour. Serve the tagine over quick-cooking couscous.

How to Make It

Step 1

Dice 1 lemon into 1/4-inch pieces; set aside. Slice the remaining lemon into 1/4-inch-thick slices; set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until soft. Add broth and next 8 ingredients (through cinnamon stick); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add diced lemon and artichokes to pan; simmer 5 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick. Garnish with lemon slices.

Ratings & Reviews

SingingGourmand's Review

October 13, 2012
I served this as a vegetarian entree for a guest while the rest of us had the Lamb and Chickpea Tagine (HEAVEN). It was flavorful, but seemed to be lacking the sweetness that made the other dish so amazing. I'd throw in golden raisins or chopped dried apricots next time. I also tossed a handful of toasted cashews on top, which added a nice crunchy component. I served it with the pistachio couscous in the same magazine -- just added chopped pistachios and lemon zest to the couscous after making it in vegetable stock instead of water.

GenSD76's Review

March 26, 2011
Great reviews on this, make sure to cook for the full amount of time to let the flavors mingle!

berkeley172's Review

February 21, 2009
It was soggy. It smelled really good, but the taste was not commensurate with the smell.

pjnosek's Review

February 01, 2009
DIVINE! My family raved & absolutely want me to do it again. I've passed it along to friends who tell me their families loved it! I must say, it's a great way to sneak in nutrition to picky eaters!