Vegetable tagine

This spicy and warming dish with a hint of chilli is perfect to get the taste buds tingling. Tuck into this tasty tagine that's packed full of hearty vegetables and flavour. It makes for a filling lunch or a satisfying dinner with crusty bread.

Main courses
National Trust Vegetable Tagine
  • Preparation time 30 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 45 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 4


  • 30ml vegetable oil
  • 300gonions, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 2tsp ground coriander
  • 2tsp ground tumeric
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 250g butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 250g carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 250g swede, peeled and cubed
  • 1 vegetable stock cube, dissolved in 200ml boiling water
  • 15g brown sugar
  • 200g chickpeas, drained
  • 40g dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 25g sultanas
  • 15g fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 4 bread rolls, to serve



  1. Place a saucepan on a medium heat and when hot add the oil, onion and garlic and sauté for 5 -10 minutes until it begins to soften.
  2. Add the spices and the lemon zest; stir well, sautéing for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and the vegetables and stir well.
  4. Add the stock, lemon juice, brown sugar, chickpeas, apricots and sultanas and enough additional water to cover. Then bring to the boil.
  5. Once boiling remove from the heat and decant into a tagine (or casserole dish if you don’t have a tagine). Stir in half the chopped parsley, cover with the lid and place in the oven at 160C. Cook for 45 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.
  6. Remove from the oven and add the remaining parsley. Stir well then adjust the seasoning using salt and pepper. Serve with a bread roll.