Chickpea Marinara over Couscous

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

A quick and easy Vegetarian dish. Many times when I make this, I use a jar of spaghetti sauce rather than making my own sauce--makes it quicker and easier. You can also change the veggies you add to the sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in sauce pan.
  2. Saute garlic, onion, and red pepper in olive oil for 5 min--until tender.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, chickpeas, olives, herbs, salt. and sugar. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Prepare couscous according to package directions.
  5. Serve sauce over couscous and top with parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

This was pretty good. I used a jar of Paul Newman's sockarooni sauce and added a can of diced tomatoes with italian seasonings. I just realized I forgot to add the parmesan, but we still liked the flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

Lil Sis July 02, 2008

We normally have couscous with moroccan flavors, so this was something a bit different for us. I've learned recently that i don't like olives, so i left them out & added chili,lots of sliced mushrooms & next time i'll add green beans and/or broccoli. Used 1 & 1/2 cups of couscous to the same amount of boiling water.

Rhiannon and Matt April 15, 2007

This is really yummy, and simple to make!:) I just cooked up the couscous and combined the whole thing, and sprinkled a little bit of feta cheese rather than parmesean. I also added a pinch or two of crushed red pepper flakes, because I wanted a little to give it a little kick. I think the kalamata olives really make the dish--great flavor, and the feta paired nicely with them. I could see serving it over pasta or rice as well. Also, I thought next time I might try adding chicken or fish as a non-vegetarian option. Either way, it is awesome--a definite keeper! Thanks for sharing! :)

Mamy27 March 28, 2007