Lemon & mint aubergine tagine with almond couscous

This Moroccan-inspired vegetarian stew is filled with all the delicious aromatics of North Africa. Serve on nutty couscous with mint and garlic yogurt

  • Prep:25 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 361
  • fat 10g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 50g
  • sugars 12g
  • fibre 9g
  • protein 16g
  • salt 0.9g


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp harissa
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200ml reduced-salt vegetable stock
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 350g baby aubergines, trimmed and slit a couple of times
  • 2 strips lemon zest, finely chopped
  • 390g can butter beans, drained
  • 175g wholemeal couscous
  • 40g toasted flaked almonds
  • 150g pot 0% fat probiotic natural yogurt, mixed with ½ crushed garlic clove and 2 tbsp chopped mint, plus leaves to garnish (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan and fry the onion and garlic for 5 mins. Stir in the harissa, cumin and cinnamon, cook briefly, then tip in the stock and tomatoes.

  2. Add the aubergines and lemon, then cover the pan and cook gently for 15-20 mins until the aubergines are meltingly tender. Add the butter beans and warm through.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the couscous following pack instructions, then stir in the almonds. Serve the aubergine tagine on the couscous with the yogurt drizzled over, and garnish with mint leaves, if you like.

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