A quick, filling vegetarian meal. The vegetable broth makes it heartier than some couscous recipes. Serve with plain yogurt.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, sun-dried tomato, dill, and garlic; cook and stir until onions start to turn translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach, increase heat to medium high, and cook until spinach begins to wilt, 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Pour in sherry and cook until most liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Add curry powder, cayenne pepper, chickpeas, and 1 cup of the vegetable broth; cook for about 5 minutes. Add remaining broth and bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in couscous, and cover until couscous absorbs all the liquid, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 74.6g; fat 6.2g; sodium 666.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2012
A very decent dish with a few personally motivated modifications. I omitted the sun dried tomatoes and dill because I'm not a fan of either and secondly I thought they (the sun dried tomatoes) might taste odd with the other ingredients. Instead I used what I had in the fridge which was a red bell pepper and two small tomatillos (which added a great tartness to the dish) It turned out very well with all of the other ingredients and to finish I mixed in a dollop of Greek yogurt to add a little acidic creaminess and make it almost korma like. Very tasty. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2013
Just didn't work for us. Good healthy concept but seemed to be missing something. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2012
A very decent dish with a few personally motivated modifications. I omitted the sun dried tomatoes and dill because I'm not a fan of either and secondly I thought they (the sun dried tomatoes) might taste odd with the other ingredients. Instead I used what I had in the fridge which was a red bell pepper and two small tomatillos (which added a great tartness to the dish) It turned out very well with all of the other ingredients and to finish I mixed in a dollop of Greek yogurt to add a little acidic creaminess and make it almost korma like. Very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2012
Excellent recipe; it was very filling and flavourful and my b-f loved it. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2012
I'm writing this directly after making and eating this dish for the first time. It is a very filling and hearty meal, which is something I look for when I cook vegetarian. -- I cooked it with golden couscous instead of whole wheat, omitted sun-dried tomatoes, and added about a 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes to it later in the process. Everything about this dish was good & I will likely consider making it on a monthly basis. The only thing I may consider altering further is adding a bit more veggie broth. The final product I made wasn't too dry but it could've been a little wetter. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2013
Just didn't work for us. Good healthy concept but seemed to be missing something. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2013
Delicious. I'm neither vegan nor vegetarian, so I threw in a chopped up chicken breast and made the couscous with chicken broth, not veggie. No chickpeas on hand and used fresh spinach instead of frozen. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2013
I used less olive oil--just drizzled to my liking and used 2 large English cucumbers seeded. Other than the tedious peeling and chopping of the fresh garlic it was pretty quick. Next time I will just use my garlic press to speed things up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
Awesome exactly as written! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2015
I made this as is and it was awesome. Omitting the sundries tomatoes and dill means you are making a different recipe. It was delicious just the way it called for. I used fresh spinach instead of previously frozen. If I had goat cheese in my fridge I would sprinkle that on top after dishing it up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2014
Very tasty! I omitted the dill and sun dried tomatoes. I added chopped par-boiled carrots and used chopped spring mix salad instead of the spinach. Also added a bit of garam masala. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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