Couscous With Spiced Chickpeas and Figs

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by CaliforniaJan

A nice vegetarian dish with exotic spices.

Top Review by threeovens

This was very good and different from anything I've had before. It also was great to pack for taking to work.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, spice mix and some salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Stir in chickpeas, tomato and stock. Bring to the boil, then cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the zucchini, beans and figs and cook for a further 5-8 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a large heatproof bowl and pour over 2 cups boiling water.
  4. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel. Set aside for 5 minutes, then fluff up with a fork.
  5. Divide couscous and vegetables among plates, garnish with coriander then serve with harissa, if desired.
  6. For Moroccan spice mix, these are sold commercially or you can mix your own with the above ingredients.

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