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Chickpea Vegetable Tagine Recipe

Try our delicious Chickpea Vegetable Tagine Recipe

Credit: Georgia Harding

Science confirms that diets containing a diverse range of vegetables produce healthier gut bacteria. So while eating vegetables is important, eating a good variety is beneficial for your gut and also nutritionally. This tagine is one very nourishing pot of plant-powered goodness. Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients — remember that variety is a good thing. The method is really simple (just 30 mins of prep) and it produces a delicious, rich, hearty stew. Leftovers are delicious for lunch the next day.

Serves: 6



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 5cm ginger root, finely grated
  • 2 eggplant, diced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 425g chickpeas, drained & rinsed (or one cup cooked)
  • ¼ cup currants
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
    2 tbsp ground harissa
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
    2 tsp sea salt
  • Grind black pepper
    700g tomato passata
  • 250mL stock or broth
    2 cups cauliflower, broken into pieces
  • 2 red capsicums, diced
    Handful green beans, topped & tailed
  • ½ cup green olives
    Bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  1. In cast-iron saucepan or slow cooker, place olive oil, onion, garlic, ginger, eggplant, carrots, zucchini, sweet potato, honey, chickpeas, currants, spices, seasoning, passata and stock or broth.
  2. Cover with lid and simmer slowly for 90 mins.
  3. Add cauliflower, capsicum, beans and olives and cook for another 30 mins.
  4. Serve over rice, couscous, buckwheat or quinoa with coriander and lemon wedges.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.