Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Tagine

Serves 4

Toasting the spices for this Moroccan-inspired dish enhances flavor and creates a fragrant meal.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed through a garlic press
  • 2 2/3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 3 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 large sweet potato (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), rinsed and drained, or 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 4 cups cooked whole wheat couscous
  • 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges
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Method: 

In a large skillet, toast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, crushed red pepper flakes and cinnamon over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until fragrant. Transfer to a spice grinder and grind to a powder. Set aside.

Heat a large high-sided skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes or until beginning to brown and stick to the pan. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Stir in 1/3 cup vegetable broth and continue to cook 4 to 5 minutes longer or until very tender. Stir in spice mixture and tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring. Add remaining vegetable broth, potato, garbanzo beans, lemon juice and zest, olives and raisins. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until potato is tender. Stir in parsley and cilantro. Serve over couscous with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:460 calories (50 from fat), 5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 96g carbohydrate (16g dietary fiber, 21g sugar), 15g protein
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