Moroccan Coucous with Fruit
Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
1 7oz. to 9oz. box instant couscous
½ cup raisins
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
¼ tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. paprika
1 large zucchini, cubed
1 1/3 cups canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 cup chopped, pitted dates
1 cup cashews
½ cup minced parsley
Mint leaves for garnish
Using a large saucepan, cook grains with raisins according to package directions and with no added fat.
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in skillet over medium heat and when hot, add garlic and saute until golden. Add cayenne, paprika, and zucchini and saute 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in chickpeas and grean peas, and season to taste.
Stir vegetable mixture into cooked couscous. Spoon into large serving dish, making well in center. Fill well with dates and cashews, and garnish dish with parsley and mint leaves. Serve hot or at room temperature.