Moroccan Couscous with Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Moroccan Couscous with Roasted Vegetables Recipe

How To Make Moroccan Couscous with Roasted Vegetables

Taste the flavors of this Moroccan couscous tossed with roasted broccoli, zucchini, and bell peppers, coated with spiced lemon juice blend.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 22 minutes
Total: 32 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1large red bell pepper,cored and diced
  • 2medium carrots,halved through length and sliced fairly thin
  • 1small red onion,diced into 1-inch chunks
  • 1medium zucchini,halved through the length and sliced
  • 4tbspolive oil,divided
  • 2tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 2tspgarlic,minced
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1tspground coriander
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • salt
  • 1⅓cupsdry couscous
  • 14.5ozlow-sodium chicken broth,(1 can)
  • ½tspturmeric
  • ½cupraisins
  • 14ozchick peas,(1 can), drained and rinsed
  • ½cupslivered almonds,toasted
  • 3tbspfresh cilantro,minced
  • 2tbspfresh mint,minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Spray an 18×13-inch rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Place bell pepper, carrots, onions, and zucchini on the baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and toss to evenly coat.

  3. Roast in preheated oven for about 15 minutes until tender, tossing once halfway through roasting.

  4. Then if desired move the oven rack closer to the broiler and broil for about 1 to 2 minutes to add a light char.

  5. While vegetables are roasting, in a small mixing bowl whisk together the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and season with ¼ teaspoon salt, set aside.

  6. Bring chicken broth, ½ teaspoon salt, and turmeric to a boil. Place couscous and raisins in a large mixing bowl, pour hot chicken broth over couscous, and stir. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest for 5 minutes.

  7. Add roasted vegetables, chickpeas, almonds, cilantro, mint, and lemon mixture to couscous and toss to evenly coat. Season with a little more salt to taste as desired. Serve warm.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 352.20kcal
  • Fat: 12.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.37g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.45g
  • Fiber: 7.76g
  • Sugar: 12.83g
  • Protein: 11.49g
  • Sodium: 607.39mg
  • Calcium: 77.04mg
  • Potassium: 602.02mg
  • Iron: 2.71mg
  • Vitamin A: 211.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 61.97mg
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