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Israeli Moroccan Couscous

Israeli Moroccan Couscous Recipe


Carrots, turnips, sweet potatoes, zucchini and red bell pepper are simmered with garbanzo beans and tomato sauce, and flavored with cinnamon, turmeric and curry. This beautiful, tasty concoction is served atop hot couscous.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 medium (blank)s carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 2 medium (blank)s turnips, peeled and julienned
  • 1 sweet potato, julienned
  • 1 zucchini, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 pinch curry powder
  • 2 cups uncooked couscous


  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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Nutritional Information

Israeli Moroccan Couscous

Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 282.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 19 %
carbohydrates: 18 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 29 %
fat: 4 %
saturated fat: 2 %
vitamin a iu: 129 %
niacin equivalents: 33 %
vitamin b6: 26 %
vitamin c: 64 %
folate: 13 %
calcium: 6 %
iron: 12 %
magnesium: 19 %
potassium: 15 %
sodium: 25 %
thiamin: 16 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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