Lentil, Preserved Lemon and Date Tagine

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      55 min

Appears in
The Thrifty Veggie

By Nicola Graimes

Published 2021

  • About

Many recipes come about through a need to use up ingredients in the fridge or cupboard, and this tagine is one of them. The recipe for super-quick preserved lemons is so easy to make and since jars of preserved lemons are a bit pricey, this version makes a fantastically easy, economical alternative.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, halved lengthways and cut into


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large casserole over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Turn the heat down slightly and add the carrots, turnips, garlic and coriander seeds and cook, part-covered, for another 5 minutes, stirring regularly, until the carrots have softened slightly.
  2. Stir in the cinnamon sticks, ground spices and chilli flake