Chickpea and Date Tagine

This Chickpea and Date Tagine is a delicious and flavorful vegetarian stew that comes together in just minutes. The balance of savory and sweet is incredible, and it works really well as leftovers too. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yields 4 servings, 7pts+ each

Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon corriander
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 oz. can of diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 10 dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Cilantro for garnish, if desired
Directions:
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook 10 minutes until starting to brown.
  2. Add in garlic, the spices, the tomatoes, and the water, stir to combine, and cook for another 10 minutes.
  3. Finally, add in the chickpeas, dates, and lemon juice, and keep on the stove until heated through.
  4. Garnish with cilantro if desired, and enjoy!
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Beth Klein,
Dec 5, 2011, 7:00 PM
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