Israeli Moroccan Couscous

Israeli Moroccan Couscous


"The vegetables can be cubed, but will take longer to cook."


55 m servings 282 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.2g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 9.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 634 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat; saute onion until golden. Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Stir in carrots, turnips and sweet potato. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low and add zucchini and red bell pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in garbanzo beans, tomato sauce, cinnamon, turmeric, saffron and curry powder. Simmer until heated through.
  4. Meanwhile, bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil. Stir in couscous, cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 to 7 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve with vegetables on top.
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  1. 80 Ratings


I married a Moroccan who makes THE best couscous (even his sisters ask him to make couscous because his is so good). I recommend the follow changes: Omit the cinnamon, tumeric and curry powder...

Easy, excellent, low calorie stew. I dice the vegetables and increase the curry powder. I also use a can of diced tomatoes instead of the tomato sauce and deepen the flavor with chicken broth ...

When I made this recipe, it came out almost like my grandmother makes it. However, I omitted the tomato sauce entirely (I planned on adding tomatoes, but forgot) and I added the spices I know sh...

This is the closest recipe I've found to the couscous I ate in Paris at a little Moroccan restaurant. The only changes I made were to omit the sweet potatoes and to use diced tomatoes instead o...

Moroccan and Israeli couscous are two different things. Israeli couscous is much larger while Moroccan is fine milled making it quite small. It's an easy mistake and I mean no offense, just shar...

This is a super recipe if you're looking for a filling, savory dish that is low in fat and calories (I omitted the turnips...). I think I cut the sweet potato too thin and would suggest cutting...

I thought this recipe was excellent. It was hearty and mildly spicy (just right). I used no zucchini (I had none), and 1/4 tsp curry powder. It came out just right. It was very tasty and eas...

What a great tasting combination of healthy ingredients. A perfect way for me to get more vegetables in my diet. I loved how all the different flavors tasted together. My husband and I were a...

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