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25 Jan 2018
2:12 pm

Recipe: Spicy vegetable couscous

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Turn plain couscous into a flavourful meal with this simple recipe.

Spicy vegetable couscous.


300g couscous
400ml good quality vegetable or chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
30ml (2tsp extra virgin olive oil
4 medium aubergines, chopped
2 large red onions, finely chopped
4 carrots, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 x 410g tin chickpeas, rinsed and drained
5ml (1 tsp) ground cumin
5ml (1 tsp) curry powder
Fresh coriander, to garnish
Green salad, to serve


1. Put the couscous in a bowl. Bring the stock to the boil and pour over the couscous. Season to taste.

2. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to stand.

3. In a large pot, heat the olive oil and add aubergines, red onions, carrots and garlic.

4. Sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the chickpeas, cumin and curry powder, and cook until heated, about 2 minutes.

5. Add this mixture to the couscous, adjust the seasoning and mix well. Sprinkle with fresh coriander and serve hot with a green salad.

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