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Vegetable Tagine Recipe

Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine with Dried Apricots Recipe

Credit: Lisa Holmen

This recipe is one of my all-time favourite recipes for using up leftover vegetables. It can be made in a tagine or a pot. My tip is to add dried apricots for a touch of sweetness and some chilli flakes for extra heat. It can be eaten as a main or side dish for Sunday roast.

Serves: 4



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 small zucchinis, diced
  • 1 capsicum, deseeded & sliced
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained
  • 12 dried apricots
  • 250mL vegetable broth
  • Salt & pepper, to serve
  • Small bunch parsley, leaves finely chopped
  1. Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 5 mins or until tender, then add garlic, spices and chilli and cook for 1–2 mins.
  2. Add vegetables and cook for another 10 mins, stirring frequently. Add harissa paste, chickpeas, dried apricots and vegetable broth. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins. Season as required and top with parsley.


Lisa Holmen

Lisa Holmen is a food and travel writer, recipe developer and photographer. Her blog, Lisa Eats World, is one of the leading food and travel blogs in Australia, featuring healthy recipes, restaurant reviews and food-inspired travel guides. Lisa divides her time between the bustle of Melbourne and her new home on the Mornington Peninsula where she loves meeting local producers, visiting wineries, soaking up the coastal lifestyle and adopting a “slower” approach to living.
An advocate of sustainable and ethical foods, Lisa is particularly passionate about healthy, organic and wholesome foods and cooking from scratch. She believes in simplicity in the kitchen and loves trying new recipes, drawing inspiration from her travel adventures and her heritage. Although she’s not a vegetarian, Lisa has an appreciation for plant-based cooking and wholefoods and tries to cook vegetarian at home wherever possible.