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
246
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
5%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1.4%
Protein
8g
15%
Carbs
47g
16%
Vitamin A
327µg
36%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
17.6%
Vitamin C
58mg
96%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
20µg
25%
Calcium
51mg
5%
Fiber
6g
25%
Folate (food)
52µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
52µg
13%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
42mg
10%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
128mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
464mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.4%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.7%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.1%

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