Warm Moroccan Spiced Couscous Salad

Warm Moroccan Spiced Couscous Salad

Spice up your lunch and dinner with National Pasta Association’s Warm Moroccan Spiced Couscous Salad. With flavorful spices and tasty ingredients, this dish is anything but ordinary.

This recipe is provided by the National Pasta Association.

4
Servings
672
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Teaspoons  vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2  Cup  sliced onion
  • 2  Cups  cubed eggplant
  • 2  Tablespoons  grated ginger
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped garlic
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 2  Teaspoons  sriracha or other hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1  Cup  thinly sliced carrots
  • 1  Cup  diced red pepper
  • 1  Cup  Israeli couscous
  • 1  Cup  roughly chopped cilantro

Directions

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the vegetable oil and sauté the onion, seasoning with salt and pepper, until soft and starting to brown (about 5 minutes).

Add the eggplant, stir together with the onions. Cover and cook until softened (about 3 minutes).

Add the ginger and garlic, stirring to caramelize. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Add the cinnamon, cumin, coriander, and sriracha. Stir to bloom the spices.

Add the carrots, red pepper, and couscous. Stir to mix everything well.

Add 2 cups water and a pinch of salt. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Stir in cilantro and divide between bowls.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
187mg
62%
Carbohydrate, by difference
37g
28%
Protein
65g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
155mg
16%
Choline, total
167mg
39%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
96µg
24%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
73mg
23%
Niacin
16mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
517mg
74%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
84µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1213mg
81%
Water
210g
8%
Zinc, Zn
12mg
100%

Moroccan Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Moroccan Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.