couscous and chickpea vegetarian recipe
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Couscous and chickpea magic

Posted by Emily on 26th March 2018 at 01:34pm

Need some meat-free Monday inspiration? Me too! So I conjured up this dish, and my oh my…it is DELISH!



  • 1 cup of whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 small pack of baby marrows, chopped into rounds
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • A few handfuls of baby spinach
  • 3 teaspoons of cumin
  • A dash of coriander
  • A dash of paprika
  • 1-2 tins of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 butternut, peeled, cubed and roasted
  • Oil for cooking



  • Add a cup of boiling water to the couscous, leave it to stand for 5-10 minutes, and then ‘fluff it’ with a fork
  • Stir-fry the baby marrows, red onion, baby spinach, and chickpeas together with the spices
  • Add the cooked butternut cubes and cooked couscous to the pan and toss it all together


Extra tips from Emily:

  • This is yummy eaten in a just is :) 
  • I used the vegetable medley flavoured whole-wheat cous cous from Woolworths, which made this taste very flavourful. If I didn’t have the flavoured cous cous, I probably would have added some fresh garlic and extra spices when cooking. (This post isn't sponsored by Woolworths!)
  • You can sprinkle some feta on top when you serve.
  • You can sprinkle with some almond slithers or pumpkin or sunflower seeds for an added crunch.
  • This is great to make in a big batch and take some to work for lunch the next day.