February
7th 2007
Pumpkin’s Low Fat Vegetable Tagine

Posted under Vegetables & Low Fat Diet

I made this last night for dinner, and I think it was the tastiest vegetarian meal I have had in ages.

Vegetable Tagine

1 brown onion, sliced

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

600g butternut pumpkin, cut into small chunks

2 zucchinis, cut into half moons

1 cob of fresh corn, corn sliced off

2 carrots, cut into half moons

1 tin of chick peas, drained

a hand ful of apricots, halved

a few pitted prunes, halved

Some currants (if you like them)

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

2 bay leaves

3 cups of vegetable stock

2 tbls honey

Saute onion and garlic until soft. Add spices, stirring till fragrant. Add stock, vegetables, honey, bay leaves, chick peas and dried fruit. Bring to the boil and simmer covered for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Serve with lemon couscous

Lemon couscous

2 tbls chopped parsley, optional

2 cups instant couscous (San Remo)

2 cups of chicken or vegetable stock

juice and rind of a lemon.

Bring stock to the boil, add lemon juice, rind and parsley. Pour over couscous, stir and cover for five mins. Fluff with a fork. Serve.

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