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Moroccan Couscous Salad with Chickpeas
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Moroccan Couscous Salad with Chickpeas and harissa roasted vegetables, a deliciously spiced vegan dish full of colour and flavour. Ready in about 20 minutes, this salad is absolutely delicious. The harissa paste gives it a distinctive exotic flavour and an earthy heat. The dried fruit work beautifully with the roasted vegetables. Best served cold as a side or a meal on its own. A great working lunch idea.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keyword: couscous recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 307 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
Ingredients
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries and raisins
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 aubergine (eggplant)
  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
Instructions
  1. Chop the aubergine and red pepper, and the harissa paste, and mix well to coat.

  2. Roast in the pre-heated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) for 10-15 minutes until tender.

  3. Add the couscous, dried fruit and spices to a large bowl, pour over the boiling water, cover the bowl with a lid or a large plate, and set aside for 5 minutes.

  4. Use a fork to fluff it up, add the roasted vegetables, chickpeas and parsley, and stir well to combine.

  5. Serve it either warm or cold.

Recipe Notes
  • you can use any kind of broth (stock) instead of boiling water, the chicken or vegetable ones being particularly nice
  • use any other dried fruit like apricot, prunes or dates
  • add a pinch of chilli peppers, for a hot and spicy kick
  • if you don't have harissa paste, not to worry, just add the ground cumin, turmeric, and coriander, and some smoked paprika to the vegetables
Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Couscous Salad with Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 427mg12%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Vitamin C 41.7mg51%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.