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Tinned Tomatoes – Aubergine, Sweet Potato and Metis® Tagine


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium sweet potato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Metis®, stoned and chopped.
  • 1 medium aubergine, chopped
  • 200ml/a scant cup vegetable stock
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper


  1. In a large pan, saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft. Add the sweet potato and cook it gently for a few minutes to get it started

  2. Add the jam, harissa and ground spices and mix well. It should smell heavenly

  3. Add the Metis®, aubergine,stock, tomatoes and tomato puree and stir well. Leave to cook gently for 20-25 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the potatoes are soft

  4. Season with salt and pepper

  5. Serve with freshly cooked couscous and finish with a scattering of fresh coriander

  6. Enjoy!