25-Minute Tunisian Vegetable Couscous Recipe

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


Submitted by cmandibar

Makes 6 servings



taken fromhttp://allrecipes.com/Recipe/25-Minute-Tunisian-Vegetable-Couscous/Detail.aspx

Recipe Ingredients for 25-Minute Tunisian Vegetable 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 sliced portabella mushrooms
4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
16 ounce chickpeas, drained
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
2 cups dry couscous
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
1 tablespoon finely chopped toasted almonds (optional)

Recipe Directions for 25-Minute Tunisian Vegetable Couscous

  1. 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. 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. 3. Serve at slightly warmer than room temperature. Garnish with orange zest and the grated cheese, paprika, and almonds.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 480.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
592
Calories from Fat
84
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.3g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Sodium
661mg
28%
Potassium
1360mg
39%
Total Carbohydrates
100.9g
34%
Dietary Fiber
19.1g
76%
Sugars
13.9g
Protein
27.8g
Vitamin A 73% Vitamin C 121%
Calcium 14% Iron 36%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •  
    Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement