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Moroccan Couscous and Chickpea Salad

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.87

$1.87 per serving

72 people like this recipe

72 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 vegetarian,vegan,dairy-free,healthy,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian,vegan side dish
spoonacular Score:97%

Spoonacular Score: 97%

 

Moroccan Couscous and Chickpea Salad might be just the side dish you are searching for. One serving contains 486 calories, 14g of protein, and 25g of fat. This recipe serves 6 and costs $1.91 per serving. A mixture of pepper, chickpeas, bell pepper, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. 71 person were impressed by this recipe. It is a good option if you're following a vegan diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 97%. This score is excellent. Try Moroccan tomato & chickpea soup with couscous, Moroccan Tomato Couscous Chickpea Soup, and Moroccan Chickpea Tagine with Quinoa Couscous for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 tsp
1 tsp black pepper
black pepper
15 oz
15 oz canned chickpeas
canned chickpeas
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cayenne
cayenne
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cinnamon
cinnamon
1.5 cups
1.5 cups couscous
couscous
3
3  green onions
green onions
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps ground ginger
ground ginger
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps ground nutmeg
ground nutmeg
1
1  lemon
lemon
some
some olive oil
olive oil
1 cup
1 cup parsley
parsley
1 cup
1 cup unsalted pistachio nuts
unsalted pistachio nuts
1 small
1 small diced red bell pepper
diced red bell pepper
some
some salt
salt
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps turmeric
turmeric
1.5 cups
1.5 cups vegetable broth
vegetable broth
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp
black pepper
15 oz canned chickpeas
15 oz
canned chickpeas
0.25 tsps cayenne
0.25 tsps
cayenne
0.25 tsps cinnamon
0.25 tsps
cinnamon
1.5 cups couscous
1.5 cups
couscous
3  green onions
3
green onions
0.25 tsps ground ginger
0.25 tsps
ground ginger
0.25 tsps ground nutmeg
0.25 tsps
ground nutmeg
1  lemon
1
lemon
some olive oil
some
olive oil
1 cup parsley
1 cup
parsley
1 cup unsalted pistachio nuts
1 cup
unsalted pistachio nuts
1 small diced red bell pepper
1 small
diced red bell pepper
some salt
some
salt
0.5 tsps turmeric
0.5 tsps
turmeric
1.5 cups vegetable broth
1.5 cups
vegetable broth

Equipment

bowl
bowl
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. Heat broth and a teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Place couscous in a bowl and add broth. Cover bowl to let couscous absorb liquid.
  3. After 5 minutes, remove cover and fluff couscous with a fork.
  4. In a large bowl, add the chickpeas, pistachios, red peppers, green onions and parsley and mix well.
  5. Add the zest and juice of the lemon and mix again.
  6. Add the spice mixture over the couscous and mix well. Taste, and add salt if needed.
  7. Let the salad marinate for an hour or so before serving.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.87
Ingredient
1 teaspoon black pepper
15 ounces canned chickpeas
¼ teaspoons cayenne
¼ teaspoons cinnamon
1.5 cups couscous
3 green onions
¼ teaspoons ground ginger
¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 lemon
some olive oil
1 cup parsley
1 cup unsalted pistachio nuts
1 small diced red bell pepper
½ teaspoons turmeric
1.5 cups vegetable broth
Price
$0.06
$0.87
$0.06
$0.02
$2.04
$0.24
$0.06
$0.04
$0.50
$1.00
$2.38
$2.42
$0.37
$0.05
$1.13
$11.23

Tips

Health Tips

  • Couscous is actually a type of pasta made with flour and water. Whole wheat couscous is a bit healthier, but a better swap for health-conscious cooks would be quinoa. Plus, quinoa is gluten free (couscous isn't).

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

Cooking Tips

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • Like many ground spices, ground nutmeg loses its flavor over time. For the best nutmeg taste, purchase whole nutmeg and grate it right as you use it. If you're a real nutmeg lover, you can even buy a nutmeg grinder.

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Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
484 Calories
13g Protein
25g Total Fat
53g Carbs
56% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
484
24%

Fat
25g
39%

  Saturated Fat
3g
21%

Carbohydrates
53g
18%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
638mg
28%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
13g
28%

Vitamin K
186µg
177%

Manganese
1mg
66%

Vitamin C
41mg
50%

Vitamin B6
0.8mg
40%

Fiber
8g
35%

Vitamin A
1550IU
31%

Copper
0.52mg
26%

Phosphorus
246mg
25%

Vitamin B1
0.3mg
20%

Vitamin E
2mg
19%

Magnesium
73mg
18%

Iron
3mg
18%

Folate
63µg
16%

Potassium
519mg
15%

Vitamin B3
2mg
11%

Zinc
1mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.98mg
10%

Calcium
83mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.11mg
6%

Selenium
3µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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