Moroccan-Inspired Chickpea Tagine


Novice Foodie
Salaam Alaikum, food enthusiasts! Embark on a culinary journey to the exotic flavors of Morocco with this Moroccan-Inspired Chickpea Tagine. This fusion dish features tender chickpeas simmered in a fragrant tomato-based sauce infused with Moroccan spices, dried fruits, and aromatic herbs. Serve this hearty tagine over couscous and garnish with toasted almonds and fresh cilantro for a taste of North Africa. Let's dive in and elevate your dinner table with this delicious fusion creation!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch of saffron threads (optional)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 can, drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cooked couscous, for serving
  • Toasted almonds, for garnish
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

  1. In a tagine, Dutch oven, or large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add finely chopped onion and cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add minced garlic to the skillet and cook for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Stir in ground cumin, ground coriander, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground turmeric, and saffron threads, if using. Cook for 1 minute to toast the spices.
  4. Add diced tomatoes (with their juices) to the skillet and stir to combine.
  5. Add cooked chickpeas, chopped dried apricots, and halved green olives to the skillet. Stir to coat the chickpeas evenly in the tomato-spice mixture.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and let the tagine simmer gently for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the flavors meld together and the sauce thickens slightly.
  7. Stir in chopped fresh cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the Moroccan-Inspired Chickpea Tagine hot over cooked couscous.
  9. Garnish with toasted almonds and fresh cilantro before serving.
  10. Enjoy the exotic flavors and fragrant aromas of this Moroccan-inspired tagine, a fusion of spices and ingredients that will transport you to the bustling souks of Marrakech with every bite! Sahtein! (Enjoy your meal!)
With its hearty chickpeas, sweet dried apricots, and tangy olives, this tagine is sure to be a hit at your dinner table. Whether you serve it for a special occasion or as a comforting meal on a cozy evening, this fusion creation is guaranteed to impress your family and friends.
Get ready for a wild ride with this Moroccan-Inspired Chickpea Tagine! Spices, chickpeas, and apricots are about to party in your mouth! 🎉🍲👅
Your Moroccan-inspired chickpea tagine looks incredible! Love the blend of spices and hearty chickpeas—it's like a flavorful journey to Morocco in a bowl. Can almost smell the delicious aroma! Thanks for sharing this mouthwatering recipe!