Moroccan Vegetable Couscous

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 45 min 6
Moroccan Vegetable Couscous
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4 cup Baby spinach
1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 large Carrots (halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch chunks)
4 cup Cauliflower (cut into florets)
2 medium stalk(s) Celery (cut into 2-inch chunks)
1 can (19oz) Chickpeas, canned, drained (drained and rinsed)
1 tsp Cilantro (coriander), dried
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
2 tsp minced Ginger root
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1/2 cup pitted Prunes (halved)
1 small Red onion (sliced)
1/2 tsp Salt
3 tbsp Slivered almonds (toasted)
2 tbsp Tomato paste, canned
1 tsp Turmeric, ground
1 cup Vegetable stock/broth
1 1/4 cup Couscous, whole wheat, dry


In Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic and ginger, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add onion, coriander, turmeric and cinnamon; cook, stirring often, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute.

Add 1-1/4 cups water, broth, celery and carrot; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until celery is softened, about 15 minutes.

Stir in cauliflower, chickpeas, prunes, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cauliflower is tender, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir couscous with 1-1/3 cups boiling water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes; fluff with fork.

Stir spinach and lemon juice into cauliflower mixture; cook just until spinach is wilted. Serve over couscous; sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 361
Calories from fat 73
Calories from saturated fat 7.4
Total Fat 8.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 535 mg
Potassium 798 mg
Total Carbohydrate 63 g
Dietary Fiber 12.8 g
Sugars 13.9 g
Protein 15.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.4
Grain 1.0
Meat Alternative 0.6
Vegetables 3.3

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