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Moroccan Chickpeas, Carrots, and Endive Saute
with couscous

Active: 30 min Total: 40 min
This meal was part of our original sample menus, and we thought it was time to bring back an updated version of this meal. You'll love how easy it is to add Moroccan flavors to these simple ingredients with just a few spices.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Moroccan Chickpeas, Carrots, and Endive Saute:
  • Garbanzo beans - 2 cups ((~1 14 oz can))
  • Onion (medium) - 1, chopped
  • Carrots - 1 lb, peeled and chopped
  • Endives - 2 heads, chopped
  • Parsley (opt) - a few sprigs, chopped
  • Cinnamon - 2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Ground ginger (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Raisins, prunes, or apricots - 1/4 cup
  • Vegetable broth - 1 cup
  • Walnuts - 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Lemon - 1/2, juice of
Couscous:
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Vegetable broth - 1 cup
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Couscous (uncooked) - 3/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Garbanzo beans - Drain and rinse.
  2. Onions / Carrots / Endives / Parsley - Prep as directed.
  3. Make spice mix - Mix together cinnamon, cumin, ginger, salt, and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Bring butter, broth, and salt to boil in a saucepan. Take off of heat, add couscous, and cover with lid. Wait 5 minutes and then fluff couscous with a fork.
  2. Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil to the pan, and then onions with spices to the heated oil. Saute onions until softened, ~3 minutes.
  3. Add beans, carrots, raisins / prunes, and endives to the pan. Pour in broth, bring to a boil, and then simmer uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes, until carrots are tender but still crunchy.
  4. Remove from heat. Sprinkle saute with parsley and walnuts, and finish with lemon juice. Enjoy over couscous.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (47)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (9)
Vegetarian (3)

21 reviews

Used drumsticks and polenta instead of couscous. Meal was tasty but bland. Some sort of zingy spice and maybe a marinade for the chicken would help.

By: Danica
Posted: Apr 30, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

My husband declared this his "new favorite"!

By: Sundi
Posted: Nov 30, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

loved this so much and will definitely make it again but this time for guests!!

By: Bethany
Posted: Sep 04, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I more than doubled the cumin and ginger.

By: Jeanne
Posted: Feb 21, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

So freakin' delish! Served with garlic cauliflower mash. Very flavorful, will definitely make again!

By: Thompsi
Posted: Feb 20, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I like this blend of spices! CookSmarts has introduced me to the joy of chicken thighs...juicy, not too gristly, easy to cook, and cheaper than breasts!

By: Tirzah
Posted: Feb 05, 2015
Diet: Original
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