Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas Vegan Meal Prep

Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas Vegan Meal Prep

Introduction to Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas Vegan Meal Prep

Moroccan cuisine is known for its rich flavors and vibrant combinations, and this vegan meal prep recipe perfectly encapsulates that essence. Dive into the world of aromatic spices, hearty couscous, and protein-packed chickpeas with this One Pot Couscous recipe. You can view my full collection of plant based meal prep recipes here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

One Pot Couscous

  • Whole grain instant couscous
  • Yellow onion, finely diced
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Slivered almonds
  • Raisins
  • Rinsed and drained chickpeas
  • Bunch chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Lemon juice and 1 tbsp of the zest
  • Arugula

Maple Tahini Dressing

  • Tahini
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Maple syrup
  • Salt & pepper
  • Water to adjust consistency if needed

You can view my Maple Tahini Sauce Easy Made In Minutes here.

Helpful Tools

Preparing this meal is a breeze with the right tools. Make sure to have a dutch oven or a large pot, a mason jar for the dressing, and basic kitchen utensils.

How To Make This Recipe

Step 1: Sauteing the Onion and Spices

In a dutch oven or large pot on medium heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and the diced onion. Fry for 3 mins.

toasting spices in dutch oven

Step 2: Boiling and Resting the Couscous

Add turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon; toast for 1 min.

chickpeas cooking in dutch oven

Add chickpeas, stir for another minute. Thnv egetable broth, bring to a boil. Then add instant couscous, stir, and remove from heat. Cover and let it sit for 5 minutes.

couscous cooking in dutch oven

Step 3: Preparing Maple Tahini Dressing

Combine all dressing ingredients in a mason jar; shake to combine.

Easy Maple Tahini Sauce in a mason jar

Step 4: Combining Ingredients for the Meal Prep

Remove the lid from the couscous pot; stir in raisins, parsley, almonds, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and lemon juice.

moroccan couscous ingredients in dutch oven
moroccan couscous vegan recipe

Divide into 4 meal prep containers, add arugula, and drizzle with maple tahini dressing when ready to serve. Enjoy!

Vegan Meal Prep Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas

Tips & Tricks

  • Experiment with additional veggies for added nutrition.
  • Adjust maple syrup in the dressing to suit your sweetness preference.
  • Ensure couscous is fluffed with a fork after resting for the best texture.

FAQs

Can I use regular couscous instead of whole grain instant couscous?

Absolutely! Adjust cooking times as needed.

Is there a substitute for tahini in the dressing?

You can use almond butter or Greek yogurt for a different flavor.

How long does the maple tahini dressing last in the fridge?

It can be refrigerated for up to a week.

Vegan Meal Prep Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas

Vegan Meal Prep Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas

Experience the rich flavors of Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas Vegan Meal Prep. A medley of spices, couscous, and chickpeas in a delightful meal ready to satisfy your cravings.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Lunch, Main, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean, Moroccan
Servings 4 meals

Ingredients
  

One Pot Couscous

  • 1 cup whole grain instant couscous
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cup slivered almonds
  • cup raisins
  • 1 19oz can rinsed and drained chickpeas
  • ½ bunch chopped flat leaf parsley
  • ½ lemon juice, and 1 tbsp of the zest
  • 4 handfuls arugula

Maple Tahini Dressing

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of each salt & pepper
  • water to adjust consistency if needed

Instructions
 

  • In a dutch oven or large pot on medium heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and the diced onion. Fry for 3 mins.
  • Next, add in turmeric, cumin, and cinnamon and toast the spices for 1 min, stirring constantly. Add in the chickpeas and stir constantly for another minute. Careful not to burn the spices.
  • Add in vegetable broth, and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling add in the instant couscous, stir and remove the pot from heat.
  • Cover the pot with the lid, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the maple tahini dressing by combining all dressing ingredients into a mason jar and shaking to combine.
  • Remove the lid from the couscous pot, and stir in raisins, chopped parsley, slivered almonds, salt, pepper, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Divide the cooked couscous mixture into 4 meal prep containers, add a big handful of arugula to each one, and drizzle with the maple tahini dressing when ready to serve. Enjoy!
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Conclusion: Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas Vegan Meal Prep

Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas Vegan Meal Prep brings the allure of North African cuisine to your table. Embrace the fusion of flavors, and make your mealtime a delightful journey. Prepare, savor, and share the joy of this exquisite dish. You can view my full collection of plant based meal prep recipes here.

4 thoughts on “Moroccan Couscous with Chickpeas Vegan Meal Prep

  1. Anna says:

    5 stars
    This was an excellent meal prep made it this week and have been loving it! Excited to try out a few more of your recipes!

  2. Kelsey says:

    5 stars
    Couscous with Chickpea was very very nice tasty and filling 🙂

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Hi Kelsey, thank you so much for you kind words on the couscous dish! SO happy you loved it 🙂

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