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Vegetable Marrakesh Casserole Recipe

Healthy Vegan Vegetable Marrakesh Casserole Recipe

Credit: Lee Holmes

Root vegetables are stars of the spiced casserole! Sweet potato, pumpkin and carrot are simmered in Moroccan-inspired flavours for a mouth-watering dish that the whole family will love.

Serves: 4



  • 60mL extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2cm piece ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 2–3 tsp dried harissa
  • 400g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp rice-malt syrup
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped mint leaves
  • 1 small pumpkin, peeled & cut into 5cm pieces
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled & cut into 5cm pieces
  • 3 carrots, peeled & cut into 5cm pieces
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 5cm pieces
  • 400g tin chickpeas
  1. Heat olive oil in flameproof tagine pot or casserole dish over medium heat and sauté onion for 5 mins, or until translucent.
  2. Add harissa, tomato, rice-malt syrup, lemon juice, coriander and mint, bring to boil then reduce heat.
  3. Add pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot and zucchini, stir well so they are all well covered in sauce and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
  4. Add chickpeas and cook for a further 5 mins.

To serve



  • Cooked quinoa, to serve
  • Coriander leaves, to serve
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, to serve
  • Mint leaves, to serve
  • ½ cup almonds, roasted, to serve
  1. Serve on bed of quinoa topped with coriander, lemon zest, mint and roasted almonds.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.