Couscous with Chickpeas and Carrots

Couscous with Chickpeas and Carrots


"Because my Moroccan-style couscous cooks in four to five minutes, it's another side dish that's equally good for a simple supper or a large feast. To dress it up, add shredded carrots and a can of chickpeas."


servings 192 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 325 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Microwave broth over high heat in a 1-quart glass measuring cup until piping hot, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add carrots, couscous and chickpeas; stir to combine. Stir in stock, cover and turn off heat. Let stand until stock is completely absorbed, 4 to 5 minutes. Add salt, if necessary, and pepper to taste. Fluff with a fork, strew with the optional chopped parsley and serve with the Mixed Grill.


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This is good, but I think it would be pretty plain if I hadn't added a few things. I had 1/2 an 1 oz envelope of dry onion soup mix to use up, so I added that along with dried parsley and some c...

I haven't made this recipe, I was just poking around for recipes including chickpeas. However, I read some of the comments. If the dish as written is bland, you can definitely add some spices ...

changed the beef stock to vegetable stock to make it vegetarian. pretty good

This recipe was really easy to make. I found the broth to be fairly salty so maybe use 25% water to 75% broth. I added corn kernals for a touch of sweetness.

Delicious and truly easy. I used the first serving for a side dish with grilled tuna, and I then ate the rest of it as a main dish for a couple of days of lunches.

2nd time fixing it, and my whole family loves it. This will be part of my family recipe collection from now on. Thanks!

I am not sure if I made this wrong, but boy was it dry!

This is a nice tasty low-GI recipe! I added some onion soup mix as suggested by another and found the flavor very nice---not too dry, either. My husband ate it with some leftover bbq pork as w...

I thought this was really good! I finely chopped 2 sticks of carrots and 2 sticks of celery in my food processer, and like a reviewer before me, added 1/2 packet of onion soup mix along with so...