Vegetable Couscous Recipe

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Veronica Published: March 23, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Vegetable Couscous

With tender veggies and chickpeas, this vegetable couscous is bursting with heavenly flavors from jalapeno pepper and tomato paste for a filling dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • ¼cupcooking oil
  • 1large onion
  • 4carrots
  • 1fennel bulb
  • 1eggplant,(about ¾ lbs)
  • 4garlic cloves
  • 1jalapeno pepper
  • ¼cuptomato paste
  • 2tspground coriander
  • tspcaraway seeds
  • tspsalt
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • cupswater
  • 1cupchickpeas,(15 oz can), drained and rinsed
  • 1cupcouscous


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the onion, carrots, fennel, eggplant, garlic, and jalapeño. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.

  2. Stir in the tomato paste, coriander, caraway seeds, 2 teaspoons of salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  3. Add 3½ cups of the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add the chickpeas and simmer for 2 minutes longer.

  4. In a medium saucepan, bring the remaining water to a boil. Add the remaining salt and the couscous. Cover.

  5. Remove the pot from the heat and let the couscous stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  6. Serve the stew with its broth over the couscous.


  • Calories: 589.23kcal
  • Fat: 17.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.67g
  • Carbohydrates: 91.98g
  • Fiber: 18.09g
  • Sugar: 19.16g
  • Protein: 20.02g
  • Sodium: 1545.64mg
  • Calcium: 143.62mg
  • Potassium: 1449.41mg
  • Iron: 4.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 554.92µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.46mg
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