Diced Lamb with Roasted Vegetables and Couscous


A home take on traditionally prepared North African lamb.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
2 servings


  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 1 hot chile pepper, minced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¾ pound boneless lamb, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 eggplant, peeled and cubed

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 (10 ounce) box couscous

  • 1 ½ cups boiling water

  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. Combine rosemary, mint, chile pepper, garlic, the juice from 2 of the limes, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Add the lamb and coat well with the marinade; marinate at least 1 hour and up to overnight in the refrigerator.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Combine the eggplant, red and yellow peppers, and onions with 3 tablespoons olive oil; toss to coat. Place vegetables on a large baking sheet in a single layer and roast until tender, about 20 minutes.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Remove lamb from marinade (discard marinade); cook and stir until no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add couscous; stir briefly to coat well. Add water; cook and stir until just boiling. Cover; set aside until all the water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork, and stir in the juice of 1 lime.

  6. Serve lamb and vegetables over couscous.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1216 Calories
55g Fat
136g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1216
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 70%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 136g 49%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 266mg 1,330%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1274mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.