Skip Nav
Food Video
Microwave Mug Pumpkin Pie in 3 Minutes
Food Video
The Truth Behind Costco’s $5 Rotisserie Chicken
Giada De Laurentiis
Giada De Laurentiis Reveals the 1 Surprising Ingredient She Adds to Pasta

Fast & Easy Dinner: Couscous With Vegetables and Chickpeas

Fast & Easy Dinner: Couscous With Vegetables and Chickpeas

Tonight, feed your family a healthy, filling salad. Inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, this dish features the aromatic flavors of cumin and lemon. Roasting the vegetables adds depth, but you can achieve the same results by firing up the grill if you prefer.

Use the recipe loosely as a guide and toss whatever vegetables you have on hand with the couscous and beans. Interested in making this vegetarian meal? Get the recipe when you


Couscous With Vegetables and Chickpeas

Couscous With Vegetables and Chickpeas

Couscous With Vegetables and Chickpeas


1 pound carrots, sliced 3/4 inch thick on the diagonal
1 head cauliflower (3 pounds), cored and cut into florets
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
3 tablespoons olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 cup whole-wheat couscous
1 tablespoon lemon zest, plus 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
6 scallions, thinly sliced
5 ounces baby arugula


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place carrots and cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet; toss with cumin and 2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper. Spread half the vegetables on a second baking sheet. Roast until browned and tender, 25 to 30 minutes, rotating sheets and tossing halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/4 cups salted water to a boil. Stir in couscous; cover and remove from heat. Let stand until tender, 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; set aside to cool, uncovered.
  3. Make dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together lemon zest and juice and remaining tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large bowl, combine roasted vegetables with couscous, chickpeas, and scallions. Place arugula on a serving platter, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon dressing. Add remaining dressing to couscous mixture, and toss; serve over arugula.

Serves 4.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 7 years
ah... this sounds good. i bet it be great with pieces of baked or grilled chicken in it!
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
Sounds interesting, I may have to try it!
weffie weffie 7 years
looks delicious, can't wait to try it!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 7 years
This is definitely something I would make.
Microwave Mug Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Halloween Chocolate Bowls Instructions
Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe Recipe
Taco Salad Recipes
Easy Halloween Cookie Recipes
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bar Cookies
Halloween White Wine Sangria

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds