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Chickpea and Date Tagine Recipe

nutritional information Serves 8 North African tagines often combine sweet and savory foods to play off the spices used to season them. 1 Tbs. olive oil 1 large onion, diced (2 cups) 4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.) 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. ground ginger ½ tsp. ground cinnamon 1 15-oz. can crushed tomatoes 3 cups cooked chickpeas or 2 15-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup whole-wheat couscous 1 cup pitted dates, halved ¼ cup lemon juice ½ cup chopped cilantro 1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. 2. 3. December 2011 p.55

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