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Spicy Chickpeas & Couscous

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (about 14 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup matchstick-size carrots
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 cup quick-cooking couscous
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or parsley

Directions

Combine vegetable broth, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, pepper sauce, salt, and cinnamon in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Add carrots; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

Add chickpeas and green peas; return to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes.

Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with mint.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 226, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 431 mg, Fiber: 10 g

Exchanges per serving: 3 Bread/Starch.


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