Cauliflower Tagine

cauliflower tagine

I know I’ve talked about Bountiful Baskets before, so I won’t really go into the details much. Suffice to say that cauliflower makes a fairly regular appearance in the baskets, which is good, because I love cauliflower. My favorite way is roasted. It is super easy and super yummy. However, I had two heads of cauliflower in my fridge this week, so it was time for an experiment. I’ve been aching to try a tagine, and while I don’t have a tagine pot, the idea of braising my food slowly is appealing. That said, I don’t think this can truly be called a tagine, but since I don’t know what else to call it, the name stays.

tagine ingredients

Cauliflower Tagine
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 10

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 32 oz vegetable broth
  • 28-32 oz whole tomatoes
  • 1 large cauliflower head (about 2 lbs), chopped into bite size pieces
  • 5-6 carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups garbanzo beans (or 1-16 oz can)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water
  • 2 cup couscous
  • 2 cup water

  1. Saute onion until soft and translucent. Add garlic and saute one minute more.
  2. Add spices. Saute one minute more.
  3. Add broth to pot. Add tomatoes, breaking up into smaller pieces.
  4. Add cauliflower, carrots, and garbanzo beans. Stir to coat with liquid.
  5. Add garbanzo beans, raisins, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil.
  6. Once pot is boiling, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 25-35 minutes.
  7. Mix together cornstarch and water. Add to pot and stir. Juices from tagine will thicken slightly.
  8. Bring water to a boil. Add couscous, cover, and remove from heat. After 5-6 minutes, fluff couscous.
  9. To serve, place couscous in the bottom of a serving dish and spoon cauliflower tagine over.

This makes A LOT. 10 servings may be a conservative estimate. However, if you eat vegan on a regular basis, you may find yourself eating more than you would as a meat-eater. In which case, 10 servings may not be enough. :)



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