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Roasted cauliflower tagine recipe

Roasted cauliflower tagine recipe

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Bring the taste of North Africa to your midweek dinners with this fragrant spiced tagine. Ras el hanout seasoning (harissa works fine too!) adds a great depth of flavour to the roasted cauliflower and jammy fried veg, with the wholewheat couscous ensuring a well-balanced nutritional meal. Finish with freshly chopped parsley and a dollop of fat-free yogurt. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 335 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 cauliflower, trimmed and broken into florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ras el hanout (or harissa seasoning)
  • 1 carrot, sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 red onions, thickly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 80g reduced-salt pitted green olives, halved
  • 200g wholewheat couscous
  • ½ reduced-salt vegetable stock cube, made up to 250ml
  • 120ml fat-free yogurt
  • 15g fresh parsley, roughly chopped
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 15%
  • Saturates

    2g 9%
  • Sugars

    16g 17%
  • Salt

    1.3g 21%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 41.6g Protein 15.1g Fibre 13.1g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Toss the cauliflower with ½ tbsp oil and ½ tbsp ras el hanout in a baking dish, then roast for 20-25 mins until tender and golden.
  2. Meanwhile, heat ½ tbsp oil in a large, lidded saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions, carrot and garlic and cook for 5 mins, then stir in ½ tbsp ras el hanout and cook for 1 min. Add the tomatoes, chickpeas, olives and 200ml boiling water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-20 mins until the veg is cooked through and the sauce has thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the cauliflower.
  3. Put the couscous in a heatproof bowl, pour over the stock, cover and set aside for 5 mins, then fluff up with a fork. Divide between 4 plates and top with the tagine, yogurt and parsley to serve.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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