You are here

Member since April 2003

Vegetable Couscous with Chick-Peas

What you need: 

4 cup water
2 cup quick-cooking couscous
2 tablespoon olive oil (I use veg. stock)
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt (may be omitted)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped into 1/4 inch dice
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1 cup canned chick-peas, rinsed and drained

What you do: 

1. In a medium saucepan, heat the water to boiling over high heat. Stir in the couscous. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, until the couscous is tender, about 5 minutes. Fluff the grains of couscous with a fork and let cool.
2. In a skillet heat the oil (stock), add the spices and cook for one minute, stirring frequently. Add the onion, garlic and peppers. Cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Stir in the zucchini and tomato. Cook until slightly softened, about 3 min. Add the chick-peas and cook 2 minutes longer, until heated through. Mound the couscous on a large platter and top with cooked vegetables.

Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


Delicious and quick healthy lunch today.  I added chopped kale.  I love recipes like this that contain ingredients I already have in the kitchen.  Thanks!




I have to tell you, that this was the best thing I have ever put in my mouth!  I'm a brand new vegetarian and this was the first homemade dish I have made since I decided to take the first steps to changing my life!  I’m so happy that I chose this recipe to begin my journey with! It was DELICIOUS and my husband loved it as well! It will definitely become a regular on our menu! I followed your recipe almost exactly, with only 2 minor changes. I substituted two cups of veggie broth for 2 of the cups of water, and at the last minute I threw in a couple of handfuls of spinach! YUM!!!


Log in or register to post comments