Moroccan mushrooms with couscous

Moroccan mushrooms with couscous

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This filling Moroccan meal is packed full of vitamins and vegetables

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
245
protein
11g
carbs
44g
fat
4g
saturates
0g
fibre
6g
sugar
11g
salt
0.51g

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 300g mushrooms, quartered
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 410g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 175g couscous
  • 50g soft dried apricots, diced
  • handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Fry the onion in the oil for 6 mins until softened. Add the cinnamon and cumin and cook for 1 min, stirring. Add the mushrooms, cook for 2 mins, then stir in the tomatoes, chickpeas and honey. Season and simmer for 7-8 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the couscous with the dried apricots and some seasoning in a bowl. Pour over 250ml boiling water, stir to mix, then cover. Leave to stand for 7 mins or until softened. To serve, fluff up with a fork, stir in the parsley and top with the mushroom mixture. Great served with some green beans.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2010

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filipek's picture

Very nice. Tasty, quick and cheap.

Tinny29's picture
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Lovely meal. I always use more cinnamon, saltanas and fresh coriander.

Theladyhawk07's picture

Hmm... Not sure about this recipe. I just can't seem to get the depth of flavour that I think it should have. I put in 2 tablespoons of harissa, lemon juice, a stock cube and Worcester sauce. I also added salt and a squirt of lemon juice and it was still missing something.

Alessya19's picture
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I have one word for this: delicious! I made this because some vegetarian friends were coming over and I wanted a fast but impressive meal. Everybody loved it. It was less liked by my fiance, whom dislikes cumin, but he still liked it a lot.

colly54386's picture

Lovely recipe for mushrooms, fragrant and delicious. Easy to make, great mid week supper. Served with sweet potato wedges and salad. Yum!!

cjayshore's picture

It was so so - my fiance sliced the mushrooms before I had time to tell him to quarter them and I think it affected the taste. Would try it again... I'm a fond lover of veggie food but this is the only dish I've ever eaten that I thought really lacked the meat!!

jengiannini's picture

This dish needed seasoning - so I added some sea salt, black pepper, Ras el Hanout, a bit more honey and sultanas (didn't have apricots) and it was much better.

sandypantz's picture

i'm going to make this today think i will use stock as above comments indicate could be bland, looking forward to it though

Sollie99's picture
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I added half a teaspoon of Ras el Hanout and a teaspoon of lemon juice, plus thinly sliced courgette and celery. Serve with cous cous and it's delicious!

alichia82's picture
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Easy and quick, a little bit bland... will add some Moroccan spice next time.

jenpen81's picture
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Nice, easy and healthy :)

pikolet's picture

I didn't find this bland at all! I think the amount of spices is just right.I made it for a light lunch for a Sri Lankan friend who likes heavily spiced food and she raved about it. It's a great way to get your kids to eat more veggies!

lda09rlb's picture
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Not too bad! I added aubergines, more garlic & spices and I also added ras-al-hanout and a bit of fresh chilli. I also served it with quinoa instead of couscous. Might add tomato puree & lemon for a bit more flavour next time as it did need a certain something!

heather197823's picture
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Disappointingly bland, i even added extra apricots and garlic. Which bit of this recipe is Moroccan exactly? Will make my own recipe up next time

cmccrawford's picture
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ooh and added some carrots as well - thought that helped make it a bit 'chunkier'...

cmccrawford's picture
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nice and quick and really tasty. added some chili paste and was quite a bit more liberal with spices than it suggests, but really liked the cinnamon in it - different! also didn't have any dried apricots so put some raisins in the couscous + lots of black pepper

goldphish's picture
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I thought this was very bland although my husband (who usually likes very spicy foods) loved it! Next time I will add extra spices and maybe some chilli flakes to perk it up.

lizleicester's picture
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Really enjoyed this as a side dish with belly pork so didn't add the couscous and apricots but have them at the ready for next time when I'll do this as the main dish.

KochinVeronica's picture
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Light and tasty->great for dinner!

KochinVeronica's picture
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Light and tasty->great for dinner!

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