Pretend You’ve Been Cooking All Day: Easy Instant Pot Vegan Chickpea Sweet Potato Tagine

20 Aug

I have several Moroccan cookbooks, but none with a Vegan Bean Tagine. While I reminisced about my younger days eating at my fave Moroccan restaurant, I did some research online and came up with my own recipe. I love it when experiments work because this Chickpea Sweet Potato Tagine is EASY, full of flavor, and kid-friendly all at the same time: just what I wanted for my son’s first Moroccan Vegan culinary experience. He’s had a Chicken Tagine at a friend’s house before, but it didn’t make a big impression on him.

Chickpea Sweet Potato Tagine 2

This Chickpea Sweet Potato Tagine was a success! My son finished a huge bowl of it with couscous. He even confided in me at bedtime that couscous, chickpea, and olives together make a perfect combination. I love that I have a little foodie in the house and that he loves his Mama’s Vegan food!

Chickpea Sweet Potato Tagine

Easy Instant Pot Vegan Chickpea Sweet Potato Tagine

Serves 6

The Beans

Soak overnight:

  • 1 1/2 c dried uncooked chickpeas

The next day, drain and rinse.

The Stew Broth

Mix the spices together in a bowl:

  • 2 T flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch to 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, to taste

To make the broth, whisk the spices with:

  • 2 c vegetable stock

Chickpea Sweet Potato Tagine 5

Beans, Broth and Veggies Go Into the Instant Pot

Place the following ingredients in order in your Instant Pot:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic, minced
  • 2 green chili peppers, optional
  • drained and rinsed chickpeas, from previous step
  • 1 # sweet potatoes, chopped in big chunks
  • 1 pt cherry tomatoes, whole
  • 6 pitted dates or dried apricots
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • all the broth, from previous step

No need to mix. Cover with lid, close off vent, and set to cook for 10-12 minutes. Wow, you’ve got so much time on your hands to do something else. Allow pressure to come down naturally. Season to taste, if needed.

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Garnishes

  • 4 oranges, sliced in segments
  • 1/4 – 1/2 c olives, to taste
  • a handful of parsley or cilantro, chopped

Serve

  • with cooked couscous (I added the excess juices from the oranges in the previous step to the couscous too.)
  • top with garnishes

Serve in a tagine and pretend you’ve been working hard in the kitchen all afternoon.

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I love that this savory, spicy, and sweet flavored Vegan dish has added another exotic  and positive dimension to my son’s Vegan culinary and gastronomic education.

UPDATE: This recipe won in the final week of the #FOKFamily contest! Check it out here!

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7 Responses to “Pretend You’ve Been Cooking All Day: Easy Instant Pot Vegan Chickpea Sweet Potato Tagine”

  1. Alece September 2, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    Looks amazing! I don’t have an instant pot, so would you recommend using a Dutch oven on the stove or a crock pot (with longer cook times, of course)?

    • BW September 2, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

      Hello Alece, yes. I haven’t tried it with my crockpot, but if I did, I would use cooked chickpeas and only 1 c of stock. You would need to saute the onions and garlic first in water before adding them into the slow cooker as well to make sure they are soft. Place all the other ingredients (except garnishes) into the crockpot and cook everything on high for about 4 hours. That’s what I would do… let us know if you try it!

      • BW September 2, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

        Also, I would recommend an Instant Pot. I LOVE IT. Helps me EVERY single day.

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