13 Tagine Recipes | olivemagazine

What is a tagine?

Tagine is the name of the dish as well as the traditional earthenware pot that is used to cook the dish in. The tagine pot has a wide shallow base on which the food is placed, then this is topped with a tall conical lid which acts to collect steam as the food cooks, which helps to intensify the flavour.

Though these pots are beautiful objects, they aren’t very practical for modern kitchen use so it’s much easier to use a heavy casserole pot or similar for cooking your tagine recipes.

What to serve with tagine

For a classic side dish to serve with your tagine, try one of our couscous recipes or rice recipes. Then, accompany it with a refreshing salad, and why not mop up all of the delicious sauce with one of our flatbread recipes?

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Easy tagine recipes

Chickpea tagine

A hearty, filling dinner that’s full of the good stuff – make this warming tagine with chickpeas and spinach for dinner.

Two bowls of chickpea and potato tagine on a white linen table cloth

Lamb tagine recipe

This spicy lamb tagine is a real crowd-pleaser. It serves six so is great for feeding the family or a group of friends, or you can freeze it in smaller batches so that it’ll do several nights.

Lamb tagine

Moroccan tagine recipe with vegetables and chickpeas

If you’re looking for a vegetarian Moroccan tagine recipe, try our idea. Hearty and aromatic you won’t believe this recipe for Moroccan vegetable and chickpea tagine is vegan, low-fat and really easy to make. This makes enough for four making it perfect for a family dinner, but the leftovers freeze well.

Moroccan Tagine Recipe With Veg and Chickpeas

Pepper, date and harissa tagine

This simple but flavour-packed tagine makes a feature of meltingly soft peppers, but you could add any summery veg to the base sauce – chunks of squash or courgette would be good.

Pepper, date and harissa tagine in a serving bowl

One-pot chicken and quinoa tagine

Try our chicken and quinoa tagine. This one-pot recipe is a super easy comforting family meal, plus it’s low in calories and gluten free. If you can’t find three-colour blend quinoa (a mix of red, black and white) just use regular.

Chicken and Quinoa Tagine in a Black Bowl topped with Sliced Almonds

Squash and sweet potato tagine

A great big, colourful bowl of tagine, flavoured with cumin, coriander, rose harissa and preserved lemons, and packed with butternut squash and sweet potato is just right for a midweek vegan dinner.

Squash and sweet potato tagine served in a light blue serving bowl, next to smaller bowls

Chicken and gooseberry tagine

Gooseberries are at their best in summer and can be used in savoury and sweet recipes – choose red ones for this aromatic tagine to bring sweetness and tartness to the dish.

a blue bowl filled with a red tagine with chunks of chicken and gooseberries next to a bowl of couscous

Chicken tagine with dates

Dates and squash both give this dish a lovely savoury-sweet flavour. If you’ve never made your own spice blend then this is the recipe for you, it’s easy to whizz up and then it’s done, and it makes all the difference to this sharing dish.

Chicken Tagine Recipe With Dates

Lamb kofte tagine, tomato sauce and panch phoran

This tagine recipe is from head chef Tim Yates at the East London restaurant 100 Hoxton. A twist on a classic, the meatballs are punchy and the vibrant salad provides a light contrast. To make things easier panch phoran can be bought as a blend or you can combine the tagine spices listed in the recipe.

Lamb Kofte Tagine With Tomato Sauce and Panch Phoran

Guinea Fowl tagine

Seasonal guinea fowl tagine in a bowl of comforting buttery couscous makes this a really hearty dish. It serves up to six people so it’s a great alternative to a traditional Sunday roast and makes a beautiful centrepiece.

Guinea Fowl Tagine Recipe

Chermoula fish tagine

An easy and quick tagine made for sharing. It’s full of flavour but doesn’t need hours in the pot. Giant couscous and harissa give it texture and heat and the preserved lemon makes it more authentic. Serve to a crowd at a party or as a dinner-party main course.

Chermoula Fish Tagine Recipe

Lamb shank tagine

This slow-cooked lamb tagine is the perfect freeze-ahead main: make double, put half in the freezer and you’ll always have something good to eat during the holidays. Or eat immediately for a family supper if you can’t resist.

Lamb Shank Tagine

Chicken tagine with preserved lemons, green olives and thyme

Make this fragrant Moroccan-style tagine as an alternative to Sunday lunch or as a special meal for friends. The rich preserved lemon and olive sauce keeps the chicken really juicy. Serve with a large bowl of buttered couscous.

Whole chicken on a bed of olives

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