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Make our Spiced Aubergine Tagine

by Flo Cornish

5min read

Our new spiced tagine, packed with slow-roasted aubergine and topped with a crunchy aromatic dukkah, will warm you up from the inside out. We like to think of this dish as the perfect combination of spiced, sweet and warming. Try making it at home by following our simple recipe.

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4 servings


for the tagine sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup celery, finely diced
  • 1 tsp garlic puree
  • 1 tbsp harissa
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp toasted cumin
  • ¼ tsp toasted coriander
  • ¼ tsp toasted turmeric
  • ¼ tsp toasted cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½  cup tomato passata
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained
  • ⅓ cup dried apricots, chopped

for the tagine veg:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 small aubergines, cubed
  • 10g olive oil
  • 2g salt

for the bulgur wheat:

  • 200g bulgur wheat
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1g sea salt

for the dukkah

  • 4 tbsp hazelnuts, nibbed and toasted
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ⅛ tsp paprika
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt

for the garnish:

  • Lemon, sliced
  • Olive oil



Saute onion in olive oil for 15 minutes, until caramelised. Add the celery and continue to saute for 3-4 minutes. Add toasted spices and stir well. Immediately add garlic puree, harissa, tomato paste and salt. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.


Add passata, water and dried apricots. Lower heat and simmer for 1 hour. Mix in cooked chickpeas and simmer for another 10 minutes.


Toss cubed sweet potato and aubergine with olive oil and salt. Roast in 180˚C oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and fold into your tagine base.


Toast hazelnuts with sesame seeds. Transfer to a bowl and add cumin and salt. Mix to combine.


Cook bulgur wheat. Transfer to a bowl and add parsley, olive oil and salt.


Serve your bulgur wheat topped with the tagine. Garnish with dukkah and a slice of fresh lemon.


By Flo Cornish
Flo Cornish

Flo is our tea-obsessed (Yorkshire, to be precise) Development Chef. You’ll find her dreaming up tasty menu additions, working her way through a serving (or three) of our Tempeh Rendang Curry, or daydreaming about a holiday. Or baking – she’s a trained pastry chef… no wonder she’s so popular...

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