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.
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!
Easy Instant Pot Vegan Chickpea Sweet Potato Tagine
- 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
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.
- 4 oranges, sliced in segments
- 1/4 – 1/2 c olives, to taste
- a handful of parsley or cilantro, chopped
- 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.
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.