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    Mintea Couscous (Vegan)

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    Cookgirl's Note:

    I found this recipe on the inside cover of a box of Morrocan Mint Tea from the Numi company. The other day I made up a small batch of this: Saffron Salt and it worked well in the recipe. Moroccan Mint is spearmint, by the way. Skip the butter (which is one of only a few minor changes) to keep this vegan.

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    • 2 -3 moroccan mint tea bags (I used two but I'm confident that 3 would not overpower the dish)
    • 1/2 cup boiling water
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil (I used 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter)
    • 1 medium yellow onion, finely minced
    • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
    • 3/4 teaspoon sugar (optional but will help the onions to caramelize)
    • 1 large tomato, seeded and finely chopped (good quality canned tomatoes will definitely work!)
    • 2 tablespoons black raisins (I used half flame raisins and half golden raisins)
    • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (I used about 3/4 cup and they were freshly cooked) or 1/2 canned chick-peas (I used about 3/4 cup and they were freshly cooked)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon saffron thread
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups cooked couscous (Israeli or pearl couscous, rice, quinoa are all good substitutes)
    • fresh dill (my addition but optional) or dried dill, to garnish (my addition but optional)


    1. 1
      Steep 2-3 tea bags in boiling water. Set aside.
    2. 2
      Prepare the couscous and set aside (or heat up leftover couscous, rice, quinoa, etc.).
    3. 3
      Sauté onions and garlic in oil or oil/butter over medium heat until golden brown and crispy (I added about 3/4 teaspoon of sugar to help caramelize the onions a bit).
    4. 4
      Stir in the tomato, raisins, chick peas, cinnamon, saffron, and salt. Cook 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add strained mint tisane and simmer another 3 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
    6. 6
      Combine mixture with couscous (or substitute) and serve warm. Garnish with fresh dill or dried dill if desired.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mintea Couscous (Vegan)

    Serving Size: 1 (150 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 148.2
    Calories from Fat 44
    Total Fat 4.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 453.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 4.1 g
    Protein 3.5 g

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