Couscous with Chick Peas and Spinach

2013-07-25
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 11m
  • Ready In : 30m

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. box couscous, plain
  • 1/4 cup + 1 T. EVOO
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 6 oz. bag spinach
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 15 oz. can chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. dried mint

 

Method

Step 1

Put couscous in glass or metal bowl, pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over, stir in 1/4 cup oil and salt, covering with plate to sit for ten minutes.

Step 2

Heat large skillet over medium heat, then toast cumin seeds for ~2 minutes. Add remaining 1 T. oil and garlic, sauté ~30 seconds. Add spinach and sauté until wilted.

Step 3

Fluff couscous with fork. Stir in raisins, zest and lemon juice, pepper to taste.

Step 4

Fold in spinach, chick peas, mint and tomatoes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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