Moroccan Couscous Recipe

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Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


For salad
 Couscous2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Boiling water2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Dry roasted pine nuts1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Carrots4 , halved and diced
 Green beans2 Cup (32 tbs), cut into 2 pieces
For dressing
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Red bell peppers2 , diced
 Peas2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Red onion1 Small, minced
 Italian flat parsley1 Bunch (100 gm), chopped
 Raisins1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Apple juice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Cayenne1 Pinch
 Black pepper1 Pinch

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 744 Calories from Fat 283

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g51.5%

Saturated Fat 2.8 g14.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 382.6 mg15.9%

Total Carbohydrates 99 g33.1%

Dietary Fiber 12.2 g48.9%

Sugars 30.6 g

Protein 19 g37.9%

Vitamin A 198.9% Vitamin C 169.2%

Calcium 9.3% Iron 31.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a bowl place the couscous.
2. Pour over boiling water.Let it stand for 15 minutes so that the grains are absorbed.
3. Fluff using a fork so that the clumps of grain can break apart.
4. In a skillet toast the pine nuts for 3 minutes on medium heat till they are all golden brown in color. Cool.
5. In another bowl steam the carrots for 5 minutes in a cup of water, so that the carrots are crisp and tender.
6. In a colander place all the vegetables. Rinse them in cold water. Drain well. Add the couscous.
7. Stir the red onion, raisins, parsley and peppers.
8. In a small bowl whisk the dressing.
9. Pour it on the salad.
10. Mix the pine nuts and toss well.
11. Let it stand for 60 minutes so that the flavors blend well.

12. Serve Moroccan Couscous immediately.