Winter Squash, Chickpea Tajine

A tajine is like a Moroccan stew. Often using chickpeas and spices from the area. We have had an abundant year of winter squash and are always happy to find a new recipe that will use them. This was very tasty and we look forward to having it again.

Winter Squash, Chickpea Tajine

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1½ pounds winter squash or pumpkin, de-seeded and chopped in bite sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces dates, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 (14 opunce) can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 teaspoons ginger powder
  • 2 teaspoons corinder powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 small red pepper, chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • splash (optional) chilli sauce

Winter Squash, Chickpea Tajine

Directions:

  1. Drain the chickpeas in a colander.
  2. Chop the onion and mince the garlic
  3. De-seed and chop the dates
  4. Chop the coriander
  5. Heat the oil in a large pot.
  6. Add the onions and sauté until they begin to soften.
  7. Add the crushed tomatoes.
  8. Add the garlic, ginger, coriander and cumin.
  9. Stir while heating.
  10. Add the chopped red pepper
  11. Add the drained chickpeas.
  12. And add the chopped coriander.
  13. Add the steamed squash pieces
  14. Add the dates.
  15. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  16. Serve garnished with coriander or cilantro.
  17. Optionally serve with couscous or flatbread.