Tunisian Vegetable Stew

This is one of the reasons we call our blog Tag Team Cooking! We use to joke around about it. When my wife and I cook a meal together we called it Tag Team Cooking.

Often, when one of us has an idea to make a certain meal the other is the Sous. Or I’ll make the meat part of the meal and Jocelyne will do the vegetables and visa versa. When it comes to us, too many cooks do not spoil the soup. Our meals are always amazing.

We also joke around about how our kitchen is the best restaurant in town. The thing is, it’s not that much of a joke. Our kitchen really is the best restaurant in town.

In this scenario, I was the Sous and Jocelyne was the Chef.

This recipe is for 5-6 servings, depending on how hungry everyone is.

  • One medium size onion – diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic – minced
  • Two Tbsps of olive oil
  • 1 carrot – bite size chop
  • One small head of cabbage – shredded
  • 1 red pepper – cut into thin slices
  • One can of chick peas – drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp of ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp of turmeric
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of chopped dates or raisins (but I hate raisins)
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled feta – for topping the stew


In a large pot add the olive oil and heat at a medium temperature. Next add the onions and garlic and sauté until translucent.

Now add the carrots, cabbage, and red pepper. Cook this down until the vegetables are starting to get soft. Add the spices and continue to cook for a few more minutes. Getting the spices warm will bring out their flavours. Stir often and be careful to not let them burn.

When the spices start to stick to the pot add the tomatoes and chick peas. If the stew seems a bit too thick add a bit of water to the pot. But not too much or you will end up with soup.

Next you will want to add the chopped dates. Cover and let this simmer for 20-30 minutes.

When you are ready to serve, top each bowl with some crumbled feta and enjoy.

Remember to cook with love in your heart- the food will taste better ❤️

If you try this recipe and want to share please put your comments in the section below. Thanks!

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