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Slow-cooker vegetable tagine recipe

Slow-cooker vegetable tagine recipe

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These easy and tasty vegan tagine is cooked low and slow with the help of your handy piece of kitchen kit, the slow-cooker. Aubergine, courgette and sweet potato are cooked down with simple spices to make a hearty meal, perfect for a weekend. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 4 hrs 30 mins
  • 324 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 1 aubergine, trimmed and cut into 3cm chunks
  • 2 courgettes, trimmed and cut into 3cm chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into 2cm chunks
  • 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 3 tbsp ras el hanout
  • 4 tbsp harissa paste
  • 6-pack salad tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 75g dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 vegetable stock pot, made up to 900ml
  • 500g carton passata
  • couscous, to serve (optional)
  • chopped pistachios, to serve (optional)
  • 30g pack fresh coriander, chopped
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    9g 13%
  • Saturates

    1g 7%
  • Sugars

    20g 22%
  • Salt

    1.9g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 48.8g Protein 9.2g Fibre 14.2g


  1. Put the aubergine, courgettes, onion and sweet potatoes in a 4ltr slow- cooker and toss with the oil, garlic, spices and harissa. Add the tomatoes, chickpeas and apricots, then toss again gently.
  2. Mix the cornflour with 3 tbsp of water in a large jug until smooth, then add the stock, passata and apricots. Pour over the vegetables, cover and cook on the highest setting for 4 hrs, stirring once during cooking if you can.
  3. Ladle into bowls with couscous and pistachios, if you like, then scatter with the coriander to serve.

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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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