Chickpea & Date Tagine - 2 Guiding Stars
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Wonderfully spiced chickpeas are complemented by the natural sweetness of dates and served over a fluffy bed of couscous. The recommended serving size here reflects a solid side dish. For an entree, divide between 4-6 people.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup pitted & halved dates
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

Directions

  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and cook until soft, stirring often (5-8 minutes). Stir in garlic, cumin, coriander, ginger, and cinnamon and cook until fragrant (30 seconds).
  2. Stir in tomatoes, chickpeas, and water. Simmer until liquid thickens (10 minutes).
  3. While tagine simmers, cook couscous according to package instructions.
  4. Stir dates and lemon juice into thickened tagine. Serve over couscous, sprinkled with cilantro.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 285; Total Fat 4g (5% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (0% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 350mg (15% DV); Total Carbohydrate 57g (21% DV); Dietary Fiber 8.5g (32% DV); Total Sugars 22g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 9g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 6% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Molybdenum 180% DV; Manganese 50% DV; Copper 45% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/chickpea-and-date-tagine/
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