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Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Tagine with chickpeas


Ingredients for roasting:

  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Canola oil

Ingredients for simmering:

  • 3 small red potatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Green olives
  • 1-15oz can chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp Canola oil
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds, ground
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 + 1/4 C water, divided
  • 2 Tbsp Golden raisins
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1-14oz can canned diced tomatoes, with juice (not drained)


Mise en Place

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and lightly spray with oil.
  • Cut red onion, bell pepper, and potatoes in quarters
  • Dice the other onion
  • Peel and mince garlic
  • Pit and slice olives
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas
  • Measure out all ingredients

Roast the Vegetables

  • In a medium bowl, toss the red onion, bell peppers, vinegar, salt, and 1/2 tsp oil.
  • Spread evenly over the prepared baking tray.
  • Place in the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, until caramelized.

Simmer the Vegetables

  • While the vegetables roast, heat the remaining 1/2 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add remaining onion and the garlic. Sauté until lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  • Add cumin, fennel, and cinnamon. Sauté 1 minute.
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup water, olives, raisins, black pepper, tomatoes, chickpeas, and potatoes; bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 25 minutes or until potatoes are just tender.
  • Add additional water as necessary to just cover the ingredients as they simmer.


  • Serve the roasted vegetables and tagine over a bed of whole wheat couscous.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe in Action

  • 4 Servings
  • Difficulty: Difficult
Click here for Nutrition Facts Nutrition Tip

Chickpeas are high in protein and make an excellent replacement for meat in vegetarian and vegan diets.

Cultural Facts

This dish is named after the pot that it is traditionally cooked in, a tagine.