Algerian Couscous Recipe

Algerian Couscous Recipe

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How To Make Algerian Couscous Recipe

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 60 minutes
Total: 80 minutes



  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Place the couscous in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until the couscous absorbs the water.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent.

  3. Add the carrots, zucchini, bell pepper, and spices to the pot. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add the chickpeas and diced tomatoes to the pot. Bring to a simmer and let cook for about 10 minutes.

  5. Fluff the couscous with a fork and add it to the pot. Stir well to combine with the vegetables and sauce. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until heated through.

  6. Serve the Algerian couscous hot, garnished with fresh cilantro.


  • Calories : 410kcal
  • Total Fat : 10g
  • Saturated Fat : 1g
  • Cholesterol : 0mg
  • Sodium : 560mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 73g
  • Dietary Fiber : 11g
  • Sugar : 9g
  • Protein : 12g
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