Spicy Spinach and Chickpea Curry Soup With Couscous

“I created this recipe as a healthy, low fat meal for my vegetarian husband and I. Not only does the spinach and chickpeas provide vital vitamins and minerals, the chickpeas are good source of veggie protein. Serving this over a bed of couscous makes this a complete Moroccan dish. You can substitute the pre-packaged couscous if you like, though I prefer to buy it in the bulk containers and measure out the amount I want to use. This would be delicious with a dollop of light plain yogurt on top to temper the spice. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a stock pot over medium high heat. Saute the onion and garlic until soft and translucent (about 2 minutes). Add the cayenne pepper and stir to coat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add broth, tomatoes, spinach, chickpeas--drained and rinsed, and all the spices. Stir to combine and return to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for one hour or until chickpeas are softened.
  4. In a separate saucepan, bring water and oil, if using, to a boil. Stir in couscous and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for five minutes. Stir with a fork to fluff.
  5. Spread couscous in a bowl and top with the soup. Garnish with yogurt if you like.

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