moroccan vegetarian tagine

One of the popular foods known in Morocco is the Moroccan tagine vegetable, which is one of the most delicious and flavorful Moroccan stews and foods, and is easy to prepare and its ingredients are constantly available in the markets.

People go to the local market regularly, to buy the healthiest vegetables they need every midweek, which is called in Arabic darija “souk”. This market is held in every region on a specific day every week so that residents of the city can buy their basic needs at lower prices than other shops and supermarket areas, and the market contains merchants, sellers, and villagers who sell vegetables, fruits, freshly products, honey, and dryers, which are produced by the multiple villages surrounding the city.

What is Moroccan vegetable tagine?

The vegetable tagine is one of the best Moroccan vegetarian recipes, it is one of the ideal recipes in the winter that makes you feel warm in addition to being a very delicious Moroccan dish and easy to prepare, and it is prepared using ingredients that vary from one region to another, and it may take long hours to mature, as it must be cooked on a low temperature Very well to blend the flavors with the use of various spices to add flavor to veggies and meats.

The tagines are cooked in a clay ceramic bowl conical in shape, round and wide at the bottom and its lid is narrow at the top, dining from it has an incredibly perfect sweetness, the Berbers are proficient in making it and you can buy it from them on the side of the roads if you are heading to Taroudannt city where there is simple living and a price Tagine is cheap and not expensive.

Spices in the Moroccan vegetable tagine

This recipe based on fresh vegetables, but do not forget that spices have a great and very effective role in making these recipes have a nice Moroccan flavour and have a neutral taste, so let's assume that you did not use a natural oil extracted from the fruit of the olive tree, this will not be called a Moroccan tagine.

What vegetables are used in Moroccan tagine?

One of the most essential vegetables that cannot be dispensed with are onions, potatoes, and tomato, then after that, you have the choice between aubergine, courgette, pumpkin, cauliflower, and other types according to their season, which is also used in couscous but without adding dried apricots, prunes, or dry raisins, this is compatible only with the tagine with meat and almonds.

moroccan vegetable tagine

How to make Moroccan vegetarian tagine?

kitchen: Morocco

Recipe: Vegan

Cooking time: +1 hour

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

serve: 4-6 persons



  • Two Onions
  • 1-kilo medium potato cut
  • 1 carrot flaked
  • 1 zucchini cut lengthwise
  • 1 green or red pepper
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or smashed
  • juice or peel of preserved lemon (P.L recommended)
  • A handful olives
  • A bunch of chickpeas (optional)


  • Small cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Tbsp Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Teaspoon saffron and Black pepper
  • tsp chopped ginger and Paprika
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Half a cup of water
  • parsley and coriander
  • Harissa (Made from hot peppers)


1- First, we wash all the previously peeled vegetables and cut them into thin slices so that they can be easily cooked.

2- Put vegetable oil in the tagine pot.

3- Put onion circles in a large bowl and mashed garlic.

4- Add the layer of chopped potatoes, carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, and pepper until regular layers, and garnish on top with parsley, cilantro, olives, and two slices of lemon.

5- Pour water or chicken broth over the whole.

6- Now the spice step, We take a cup of olive oil and add to it all the exact mentioned spices and stir until they are combined and become liquid.

7- Carefully pour this mixture over all the vegetables with a spoon until reaching them all.

8- Put the tagine over low heat without stirring until it is well cooked.

9- After the tagine is cooked, let it cool down to room temperature, after which it is ready to eat and enjoy.

10- Serving with Maghrebi mint tea, juice oranges or lemons, and bread. and eat warm.


- Use the premium extra virgin olive oil or Argan oil.

- Reduce the burner temperature to the maximum (slow cooker.)

- You can change the amount of water with Moroccan lentil chickpea stew.

- Ras El Hanout is a collection of spices like seasoning powder.

- Another way is to put the vegetables in a saucepan and mix them with all the spices and leave them for 4 hours or overnight until they are saturated and combine, placed in the pot, then cook them over a simmer.

- Complete nutrition recipe and good for those on a diet.

The nutritional value of the vegetarian tagine

 It nutritious recipe and rich in many benefits and vitamins that the body needs on a daily basis because it contains a variety of vegetables that are important in building muscle and has a high percentage of calories, as it contains a total of 15.6g of fat and 46 carbsg, of which 7.6g is fiber and 7% is calcium Which is estimated at 91mg and 0mcg vitamin D, and the following is a picture that shows the most important nutritional values ​​found accurately in the tagine: 

calories 334 for moroccan vegetarian tagine

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