Spicy Chickpeas Couscous

Spicy Chickpeas & Couscous

Spicy Chickpeas & Couscous

Couscous is a grain-like semolina pasta used in northern African cuisines.


Makes 6 servings


1 can (about 14 ounces) vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup matchstick-size carrots
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup quick-cooking couscous
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or parsley


  1. Combine vegetable broth, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, pepper sauce, salt and cinnamon in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Add carrots; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Add chickpeas and green peas; return to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with mint.

Nutritional Information

Calories 226
Calories from Fat 6 %
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Carbohydrate 44 g
Fiber 10 g
Protein 9 g
Sodium 431 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 3

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