Moroccan Couscous Recipe

Looking for an easy Moroccan Couscous recipe? Learn how to make Moroccan Couscous using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by pesvl

Makes 5 servings



perfect with chicken, fish or lamb

Recipe Ingredients for Moroccan Couscous

8 oz baby carrots, halved lengthwise
4 c yellow squash, cut into 1" cubes
1 red onion, cut into 1 1/2" cubes
1/2 c chicken broth, low fat
1/4 c honey
1/4 c lemon juice
2 T olive oil
1 tsp cumin, ground
1 tsp coriander, ground
1/8 tsp cayenne
3/4 c dry couscous
1/3 c golden raisins
1/2 c parsley

Recipe Directions for Moroccan Couscous

  1. Place a baking sheet inside the oven; preheat to 450 degrees.

  2. Toss carrots in a large bowl with oil, salt and pepper, then transer to hot baking sheet; roast until lightly browned 5 - 7 minutes. Toss squash and onion in the same bowl with additional oil, salt and pepper. Add to carrots and roast until tender, about 20 more minutes.

  3. Combine broth, honey, lemon juice, spices and lemon zest in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Off heat, stir in couscous and raisins, then cover and let stand until liquid is absorbed, 5 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

  4. Add roasted vegetables and parsley; toss to combine. Gently stir vegetables and parsley into the couscous. Over mixing may cause vegetables to fall apart.

  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 258.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
276
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Potassium
579mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates
52.3g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4.7g
19%
Sugars
24.7g
Protein
6.1g
Vitamin A 140% Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 6% Iron 11%
* 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
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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