Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine Giveaway: Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine

Today I’m offering a beautiful $200 Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine, a traditional cooking vessel from the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of North Africa, and a delicious Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine recipe. This post is sponsored by Le Creuset.

Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine

Recently Le Creuset launched a new Cuisines of the World Collection, that allows cooks to experiment at home with new flavors and cooking styles from Indian, China, Spain and Morocco. There are four pieces available in both Cast Iron cookware and oven-to-table Stoneware, and each piece can go straight from the stovetop or oven to the table.

After returning from Africa and Turkey this past summer, my world and palate were opened to other cultures and delicious foods, like our first night in Turkey, where we ate an amazing, heavily seasoned lamb tagine. It was brought to our table, with the deepest and most intense flavors steaming in a tagine, and we savored every bite over a bed of rice.

Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine

I’m excited that ONE reader today is eligble to win one of these beautiful pieces!

I chose the green (palm), with a beautiful glazed stoneware “coolie” style lid, that sits on a cast iron base, ideal for use on any heat source, or as a baking /roasting dish in the oven.

Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine Giveaway: Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine

The cone-style lid allows steam to re–condense into water droplets on the cooler walls, and drizzle back into the ingredients, making them succulent and tender. You cook with small amounts of liquid, on the lowest cooking settings (simmer), and the heat retention keeps food warmer longer.

Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine.

Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine

I started off by browning vegetables in the cast iron base with flavorful spices.

Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine Giveaway: Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine

I then added the garbanzo beans, lemon, currants and cilantro, and turned the temperature down to low, to simmer, with a tiny bit of water.

The giveaway.

Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine

** Contest has ended. Congrats to Lynda (Me and My Pink Mixer) who won!

What to WIN: (1) Moroccan Le Creuset Cast Iron Tagine (2 qt. value $200) – you choose your favorite color!

Available Colors: Cherry, Marseille, Flame, Soleil, Palm, Dune, Caribbean

Answer to WIN:

Thinking about the Cuisines of the World, what style of cooking attracts you the most — Indian, Chinese, Spanish or Moroccan?

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Quick and delicious.

This is one of my favorite recipes; it has everything I like best in a recipe: inexpensive, quick, colorful, healthy, and delicious. It’s made from things I can keep in our pantry, so I can put it together anytime I need.

The spices should be available in most spice sections, and you can decide how spicy you really want this dish. Some of my spices were from Africa and Dubai that my friend Laurel brought back from her trip, so are a little more potent than most of us can handle.

I’m in love with this new side (or main) dish–so easy to make. Love the versiatility of serving it in a bowl for company!

Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine

Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 4 carrots, sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans Bush’s Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained
  • Sea salt
  • 1/2 cup currants (or golden raisins)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a tagine (or a large sauté pan).  Add the onion and garlic, and saute until soft.
  2. When the onion is soft, add the turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, pepper, honey, and carrots.
  3. Pour in enough water to cover the base of the tagine (about 1/2 inch) and cover with a lid. Cook gently for 10-16 minutes.
  4. Add in the drained garbanzo beans, add more water to the base if needed, cover with the lid and cook on low (simmer) another 5-10 minutes. Season with salt; add cilantro, and serve with lemon wedges.
  5. Ways to enjoy this Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine: As a sandwich or wrap filling, in a rice bowl, as a side dish, or in pita pockets with a bit of plain yogurt as a sauce!
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Le Creuset provided me with a $200 Moroccan Tagine, and one for the winner. As always, all opinions are my own!

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145 comments on “Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine Giveaway: Spicy Carrot Garbanzo Tagine”

  1. Middle Eastern appeals to me the most

  2. I haven’t experienced any Moroccan that I know of, but I love Indian, Spanish, Middle Eastern and like most Chinese food. I love the different spices and sauces. This recipe looks wonderful!

  3. Chinese…followed closely by Spanish…and

  4. I honestly haven’t ventured outside of American much.. When I was deployed in the Middle East, I ate dinner with some Kuwaiti’s and the food was delicious! I’d love to try more!

  5. I love Moroccan cuisine and the Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine is beautiful; I’d love to have one!

  6. I’d have to say the Moroccan would be my first choice. Great giveaway, thanks.

  7. I’m most attracted to Indian cuisine!

  8. I like to try Spanish recipes the best

  9. Definitely Spanish! The flavors, the simple, fresh ingredients, yum! I’ve always wanted to try cooking in a tagine… this would be wonderful to win!

  10. I think Spanish food sounds good! And probably the only one I could get my husband to try!

  11. I love Spanish food! I studied abroad in Barcelona in college and the food is so flavorful, interesting and delicious!

  12. Definitely Chinese, so delicious.

  13. Moroccan! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  14. I would have to say I am most interested in trying to prepare Indian food. I am very intimidated by the spices, but would love to expand my horizons!

  15. I love the spices of Morocco , plus Casablanca is one of my favorite movies, so I have to say Moroccan.

    Di

  16. Spanish interests me the most.

  17. Moroccan! It’s a Mediterranean and African cuisine all at once

  18. I love your choice of the Palm green tagine. My favorite color! Turmeric is a great spice to keep us healthy. I would love to see more recipes using it.

  19. Ethiopian and African cuisines intrigue me.

  20. Probably spanish!

  21. Authentic Chinese cuisine but I love Moroccan spices too.

  22. I love Indian food!

  23. My husband is the cook here–he will try anything, and I know tagine is on his list! Love the Caribbean Blue! Thanks for the contest–fingers crossed :)

  24. Spanish – fresh ingredients, rich flavors. But I need to do a little more exploring with the others, which have always interested me.

  25. I’d love to become a better Indian food cook!

  26. Great giveaway! I’ve been shopping for a larger tagine since we started experimenting with Moroccan food last year! Thanks for the chance!

  27. Indian food has always been a fave. Curry and turmeric are some of my familys fave spices!

  28. My sister in law got a tagine for Christmas and has been raving about it!

  29. My favorite is Spanish and then Chinese.

  30. Spanish because i love the flabors and it is so healthy with lots of proteins and veggies and spicy sauces. Moroccan has intriqued me because of the tagine. I saw bobby flay use one awhile ago and thought it was awesome! Fun giveaway!

  31. Chinese– the use of proteins and fresh veggies appeals to me.

  32. Since my heart surgery I have begun to appreciate the health benefits of Chinese cooking. My cardiologist says my new cooking is showing up in improved cardiovascular health which makes that prima donna happy. I like the flavors of this sort of cooking. However, if I told the truth I still wish I could eat a good steak or fried chicken without guilt.

  33. I am a huge fan of cooking Indian, but eating Mediterranean is amazing.

  34. Spanish.

  35. Indian cusine

  36. Looks pretty fabulous, easy and delicious.

  37. I love Indian foo . I love the smells, flavors and spices that are used.

  38. Moroccan! I went to morocco years ago and still dream about their food. SO amazing.

  39. Always love to try recipes from other countries, want to try to make I
    ndian

  40. Moroccan!

  41. Spanish- like paella although i would love to try more Indian and Moroccan cooking

  42. I would say eastern, but I love experimenting with all kinds of different foods and exposing my children to all kids of foods other kids have no interest in or clue about!

  43. Wow tough choice. Spanish probably first but only with a slight lead!

  44. Living all over the world as a child/young adult, I grew up eating everything from Chinese, Malay, Turkish, French and South American. As an adult, my palate has become more refined and I am drawn to and feed my family Middle Eastern and European (Spanish/French) cuisine. Its easy to cook, healthy and there always seems to be enough for friends who stop by.

  45. Indian is probably my favorite

  46. Spanish would be my first choice. I’m starting to learn more preparations.

  47. Indian! :)

  48. I love Moroccan cuisine! the spices are wonderful and additions of dried fruits such as apricots and or dates in some of the dishes makes for a meal I can not resist! Would love to have one of the tagines for my own kitchen!!

  49. Chinese dishes are a favorite around this house with 3 teen/20-something kiddos! Thanks for the unique & awesome giveaway! :)

  50. I love everything, but after a pilgrimage I’m partial to Spanish cuisine.

  51. Indian!

  52. I love Moroccan Food!! Spiced carrots and lamb tagine are my favs!

  53. I love Chinese…and Caribbean color would be nice :)

  54. Definitely Spanish cuisine! And the blue is my fav!!

  55. I really like Indian food and even took a cooking class to learn how to make some of it.

  56. Chinese cuisine appeals to me the most.

  57. Definitely would be cooking Indian food.

  58. I adore Chinese food, but would really be excited to try Indian or Moroccan as I never have before! Thai food is a close second!

  59. I usually cook Chinese or Thai. I have been interested in giving Indian food a try!

  60. I am obsessed with Indian cuisine! I have recently begun cooking it at home and trying to recreate the dishes I have at the Indian restaurant.

  61. any color – all are so striking but I guess my fav would be “palm”

  62. My family and i love Chinese cuisine. I would love to try and cook a tasty Indian dish.

  63. I love Chinese, but I cook all kinds of cuisines at home. Including Indian, Moroccan * Spanish! I want my kids to experience flavors from all over the world. He’s become quite a foodie now! :)

  64. Spanish is the one that appeals to me most.

  65. Spanish attracts me the most.

  66. I love them all but I want to try my hand at more Indian and Spanish cooking. This tagine recipe sounds delicious.

  67. Definitely Indian cuisine!

  68. Spanish for sure

  69. This sounds delicious! I love Moroccan food.

  70. Red please

  71. Sandy! These flavors look dynamite. I’m all over Moroccan flavors these days. What a great veg-heavy main! Happy Thursday!

  72. I would have to say Indian as it is something we are really just not starting to experiment with at our house.

  73. I really like anything Mediterranean, fresh vegetables, fish, shish kebobs…Yum! :-)

  74. i like to dabble in Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, Italian & Indian.

  75. I like Spanish cooking!

  76. Ethnic food + me = LOVE I can’ t choose just one, as I love them all ♥

  77. I want to start to cook more Indian and Moroccan foods! I cook a lot of Greek/Mediterranean and Mexican foods right now and would love to expand my cooking horizons!!

  78. Looks delicious!

  79. Indian cooking attracts me the most. I love the spices and all of the vegetarian options.

  80. I love Indian cooking.

  81. Indian, hands down!!

  82. I love all cultures and their foods! My fave is Thai and Caribbean..a bit spicy like Indian etc.

    Funny I just saw this new collection in a fave store of mine..and oh I covet it.

    Thanks for the great giveaway and a chance to win.

  83. Thai, but I am intimidated by the unfamiliar ingredients and do not cook Thai dishes at home.

  84. I would love to try to cook some Indian food, but haven’t experimented with it yet.

  85. I’ve loved Chinese food for a long time. Was introduced to spanish cuisine a few years ago and love that, too. Now the idea of Moroccan foods appeals to me.

  86. There are some great tangine recipes online. My son got me interested!

  87. I love Spanish cooking and trying new recipes. I would love to try some Chinese or Indian recipes!

  88. Indian!

  89. The style of cooking that I love the most is Indian food.

  90. So far Indian definitely interests me the most, but I have a lot to learn and experience about many cuisines! :)

  91. I really love Indian food; I make it with varying degrees of success.

  92. Indian!!

  93. I am lucky to have a huge Indian supermarket in my neighborhood, and I am always experimenting.

  94. I do make a lot of Indian and Spanish meals, but am intrigued by and want to make more Moroccan foods.

  95. I would say Moroccan most intrigues me!

  96. im obsessed with Japanese food. soooo yummy and I love susho

  97. I love Caribbean or South American food! I’m currently in love with Venezuelan food.

  98. After visiting Spain, I’m enamored with learning more about creating their cuisine at home!

  99. I’d like to try more Spanish cooking.

  100. I find Indian food just a bit over spiced for my poor tastebuds, but I do enjoy Chinese food and am trying to expand my repertoire of Chinese dishes beyond the usual stir-fries.

  101. Indian is my favorite – I love all the spices and aromas.

  102. Our family loves Indian food, and I’m trying to incorporate it more often into our meals.

  103. I love Mexican!

  104. I love Indian food, especially with all the wonderful vegetarian dishes. But Moroccan with its use of spices comes a close second.

  105. I love Chinese food but I would enjoy learning more about Spanish or Indian cooking:)

  106. Italian food for sure!

  107. What a beautiful dish! I would have to say Spanish food attracts me the most. It’s all delicious and made with so much love!

  108. A favorite? I love to try all types of cuisines! I love Middle Eastern food — and would love to have this tangine!

  109. I like Moroccan

  110. I’m inspired by Chinese foods.

  111. Indian!

  112. Indian is most definitely my favorite.

  113. Indian and Moroccan for sure.

  114. I love Indian food! My husband and I were blessed by winning a trip to India and Nepal over 10 years ago. It awakened our taste buds to their food and we’ve been cooking and eating it ever since.

  115. I think Chines is my favorite, but I find Indian most intriguing (and scary, since I;ve never cooked it)

  116. I don’t think I have tried any of those. This dish looks great though, so I would start with Moroccan, and try them all. Thanks for the giveaway.

  117. ASIAN FOODS ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST.

  118. Indian cuisine always beckons me with their powerful notes of spice and aroma unlike many other cuisines. One bowl of their curries is enough to satisfy my physical and aroma hunger!

  119. Chinese or Spanish. Love your beautiful photos and recipes!

  120. They all are so interesting but I would have to choose Indian cuisine.

  121. I’m going to go with Indian cuisine!

  122. Spanish or indian

  123. I have always been a big fan of Chinese foods because you can make them healthy!

  124. Chinese

  125. I enjoy a lot of Spanish dishes and I love Italian also.

  126. If I had to pick out of all of them I would say Spanish. My hubby just loves spicy and different tasting foods and dishes.

  127. I am most interested in making Indian foods

  128. Indian for sure, my husband is British.

  129. Moroccan!

  130. I love Chinese!

  131. Moroccan attracts me the most because it’s the cuisine I haven’t explored yet. I would love to be able to experience the flavors and try to create a recipe from half-way around the world.

  132. I love Chinese cuisine but we cook mostly indian/pakistani and Thai cuisine at home.

  133. I love Indian food so much!

  134. Indian by far. I ordered delivery from our local fave restaurant so frequently during our kitchen renovation that they don’t just know my name, they know my voice when they pick up the phone!

  135. Most definitely Moroccan….what a beautiful cooking vessel !!!

  136. Definitely Spanish!

  137. I love new experiences–I just recently tried Sichuan food and it was amazing! Would love to try my hand at Moroccan!

  138. Love me some Moroccan!

  139. My personal favorite might be Indian, but our family loves variety and we enjoy foods from around the world equally. We don’t have a tagine (yet!), but we’ll improvise and try your recipe very soon!

  140. I love Japanese food, Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  141. they all are appealing but Indian is the biggest mystery to me and is so complex it would be great to learn more techniques

  142. Spanish is the most appealing with Indian a close second

  143. Chinese is my favorite.

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