Artichoke and Fava Bean Tagine

Artichoke and Fava Bean Tagine


I have slowly been getting into Moroccan cuisine and I have really been enjoying it. In particular I have really been liking the spice blends and flavour combinations in Moroccan tagines. A tagine is a dish that is made in a tagine clay cooking pot that is particularly good at braising. Despite the fact that I do not have an authentic tagine I have been enjoying all of the flavours that slowly braising the ingredients brings out. A while ago I came across a recipe for an artichoke and fava bean tagine on Elra's Cooking that sounded good. I have really been into artichokes lately and I had been wanting to do more with fava beans so it did not take much to get me to add this to my meal plan. The only problem was that the locally grown fava beans had yet to make an appearance so I patiently waited for them. This weekend I found the fava beans and immediatly picked some up.

I had really liked the chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemons that I had made a while ago so I decided to start with that recipe and treat it more like a vegetarian tagine with the artichoke hearts and the fava beans forming the base. Next up was the flavours of the olives, raisins and preserved lemons followed by a nice Moroccan spice blend and some harissa and honey for a bit of heat and some sweetness. I served the artichoke and fava bean tagine on some whole wheat couscous and I garnished it with some chopped parsley, mint and almonds. The artichoke and fava bean tagine turned out really well! What an amazing blend of flavours and textures! The tagine was just packed with flavour and the artichoke hearts and fava beans worked really well in it. I am glad to have found another recipe to enjoy fava beans and this recipe will definitely be on my list of things to make with fava beans in the years to come. I am now looking forward to exploring even Moroccan cuisine.

Artichoke and Fava Bean Tagine

(makes 2 main dish servings or 4 side dish servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
1 cup artichoke hearts (quartered)
1 cup fava beans
1/4 cup green olives
1/2 preserved lemon (pith removed and chopped)
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon harissa
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup vegetable broth
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
1/4 cup mint (chopped)
1/4 cup almonds (toasted and chopped)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and ginger and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
4. Add the artichoke hearts, fava beans, olives, preserved lemon, raisins, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, harissa, honey and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
5. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 10-20 minutes.
6. Remove from heat and stir in the parley and mint and garnish with chopped almonds.

Similar Recipes:
Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Olives and Preserved Lemons
Apricot Lamb Tagine
Moroccan Lamb Tagine
Moroccan Nectarine and Plum Chicken Tagine

29 comments:

Utica Herbalife said...

looks very good!

Cate said...

Moroccan is one cuisine I haven't explored much, but I'd definitely love to! Just need to stock up on spices...

Lizz said...

Ah, that looks lovely. I really must start cooking again...

Toni said...

You've gone and done it again - picked 2 of my favorite ingredients and put them in a tagine - one of my favorite ways of cooking. Pass a tissue, please....I'm drooling!

Nina Timm said...

Love Moroccan spices, but sadly I still have to use the oven and a cast iron pot.....I am still looking for a tagine!!! Love the ingredients that you have used!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your tajine looks fabulous and so tasty! Something I love...

Cheers,

Rosa

MeetaK said...

love the Moroccan flavorings and the choice of ingredients. great looking dish kevin!

Ramya Kiran said...

I had never tried any dish using Artichokes. And very curious about how it tastes. But this looks good. Will try this sometime soon..

James Walsh said...

I make quite a lot of tajines in my sturdy le creuset tajine. I have not made a vegetarian one yet but I will soon. Fava beans are not commonly used really but they are a staple in the middle east therefore a great ingredient for a tajine.

Joanne said...

The lemon with the artichokes, raisins and all those spices - MMMM.

Christelle said...

al combination. I always love a good tajine :)

Anncoo said...

The cooking is quite easy except a lot of spices in it. Need to check my stock first:D

Soma said...

what a lovely looking recipe! artichoke, fava beans, harissa, cumin & all things wonderful. I cannot have enough of moroccan flavorings.

oneshotbeyond said...

The color draws me right in...I can imagine what this smells like just by the photograph alone.

La Nouvelle Femme said...

That looks amazing! I had a tagine once at a restaurant and thought it was soooo good. I always wondered how to make it!

Susan said...

Looks amazing! I love those Moroccan spices!

Katerina said...

This looks delicious I haven't really gotten into Moroccan food at all yet. Did you use canned artichoke hearts?

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

One thing I love about your site Kevin is you make things I never would have thought of and use ingredients I've never tried!

I used to be a super picky eater and over the last year have totally tranformed what I eat. Meaning I love way more vegetables than I ever did and loving it!

Fava beans is one of those things I've never tried. I'm book marking this for sure.

Dana said...

I absolutely love tagines and am always looking for a good veg one. This looks terrific!

Kevin said...

Katerina: Yes I used canned artichoke hearts. Unfortunately I was not able to find fresh or frozen...

Juliana said...

This Moroccan dish looks delicious! Love the spices in it. Nice picture as well.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I like the color of this dish.It looks very tasty based on the color of the sauce alone..

Jackie at PhamFatale.com said...

I love harissa. Your tagine looks finger-licking delicious. Check out my version at http://www.phamfatale.com/id_130/title_Vegetarian-Tajine/

Pam said...

What an interesting dish. I've only had Moroccan food once and thought it was tasty.

Jamie said...

Hi! I have been reading your blog for awhile now, and this is the first thing I made. It turned out really great; I am happy with it because it's vegetarian. I had a hard time finding harissa so I just didn't put that in. Do you know of any grocery stores that sell it?

Kevin said...

Jamie: I found the harissa at a small specialty import shop. I was thinking about trying to make some myself as well.

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Anonymous said...

holy mother of christ that looks good

Anonymous said...

Added Shrimp, came out great.

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