Hearty Mixed Vegetable Couscous

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recipe by Octopus Publishing www.octopusbooks.co.uk/

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This versatile vegetable couscous would make a tasty veggie main course, lunch or side dish. Chickpeas turn this into a hearty meal that’s full of flavor.

recipe updated Dec 11, 2018


  • Harissa icon
  • Lemon icon
    x 1
  • Couscous icon
  • Water icon
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • Eggplant icon
    x 1
  • Zucchini icon
    x 1
  • Yellow bell pepper icon
    Yellow bell pepper
    x 1
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    1 tbsp
  • Onion icon
    x 1
  • Preserved lemon icon
    Preserved lemon
  • Canned chickpeas icon
    Canned chickpeas
    x 1
  • Cilantro icon
    x 1
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    1 pinch
  • Greek yogurt icon
    Greek yogurt
    1 tbsp


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Heatproof bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside lemon: zest of & juice of
  2. Prep and set aside water: boiling
  3. Prep and set aside eggplant: peeled & diced
  4. Prep and set aside zucchini: diced
  5. Prep and set aside yellow bell pepper: diced
  6. Prep and set aside red bell pepper: diced
  7. Prep and set aside onion: coarsely chopped
  8. Prep and set aside preserved lemon: rinsed, rind removed & coarsely chopped
  9. Prep and set aside canned chickpeas: drained & rinsed
  10. Prep and set aside cilantro: coarsely chopped
  11. Get a clean heatproof bowl
  12. Add harissa
  13. Add prepared lemon
  14. Add couscous
  15. Add prepared water
  16. Stir and cover
  17. Let rest then fluff with a fork
  18. Get a clean frying pan
  19. Add olive oil
  20. Heat on medium heat
  21. Add prepared eggplant
  22. Add prepared zucchini
  23. Add prepared yellow bell pepper
  24. Add prepared red bell pepper
  25. Add prepared onion
  26. Stir in frying pan for approx 5min on medium heat
  27. Add prepared preserved lemon
  28. Transfer vegetables to heatproof bowl
  29. Add prepared canned chickpeas
  30. Add prepared cilantro
  31. Season with salt & pepper
  32. Serve greek yogurt
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