Moroccan Couscous

Makes 4 servings (2 cups per serving)

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cups carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup red peppers, diced
  • ¼ salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne (optional)
  • 1 can chickpeas, no sodium, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 ½ up vegetable stock, low sodium
  • 1 cup couscous, dry
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

 

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a pot on medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, and carrots and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add peppers, garlic and all of the spices, continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the frozen peas, chickpeas, stock and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the couscous and cover with a lid. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in parsley and spinach. Top with almonds.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!

 

Nutritional analysis per serving: 376 calories, 9 g fat, 13 g protein, 62 g carbohydrate (52 g available carbohydrate), 10 g fibre, 158 mg sodium

My Viva Plan® Servings: 2 grains and starch, 1 proteins, 1 vegetables, 0 fruit, 1 fat, 0 dairy