25-Minute Tunisian Vegatable Couscous Recipe

Looking for an easy 25-Minute Tunisian Vegatable Couscous recipe? Learn how to make 25-Minute Tunisian Vegatable Couscous using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by joelpennie

Makes 4 servings



A perfect summer meal. What I love about this recipe is the practicality: it is both quick to make and can wait for you; there's no hurry to serve. It's also a satisfying vegetarian meal that even carnivores love, or if a member of your household prefers meat, a chicken breast poached in water, wine, and paprika and then sliced very thin can be added. I do highly recommend the garnish I devised; it can be made very quickly while the couscous is cooking. Or even if you just zest a navel orange over this dish, the aroma is heavenly and it brings the flavors together. Enjoy!

Recipe Ingredients for 25-Minute Tunisian Vegatable Couscous

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
1 zucchini, coarsely chopped
1 yellow squash, coarsely chopped
1 carrot, coarsely chopped
1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup Mushrooms, Portabella
4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
2 cups dry couscous
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 serving (carmelina) chickpeas

Recipe Directions for 25-Minute Tunisian Vegatable Couscous

  1. # Heat oil in large pot over medium-low heat. Place onion, zucchini, yellow squash, and carrot in pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to soften and turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the red and yellow peppers and mushrooms; cook another 3 minutes. Vegetables should still be firm.

  2. # Pour in the vegetable stock and season with paprika, cardamom, salt, and cilantro. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low. Stir in chickpeas and tomatoes. Slowly pour in the couscous; stir. Cover pot immediately and remove from the heat. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork. The couscous should have absorbed about half the cooking liquid.

  3. # Serve at slightly warmer than room temperature. Optionally, garnish with 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese,1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1 tablespoon finely chopped toasted almonds.

Categories

Main Dish, African, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 634.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.0g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
993mg
41%
Potassium
1029mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
93.4g
31%
Dietary Fiber
11.7g
47%
Sugars
10.6g
Protein
22.9g
Vitamin A 106% Vitamin C 174%
Calcium 7% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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