Moroccan mushrooms with couscous

Moroccan mushrooms with couscous

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(69 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
This filling Moroccan meal is packed full of vitamins and vegetables

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal245
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre6g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.51g
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  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 300g mushroom, quartered



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 410g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 175g couscous



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 50g soft dried apricots, diced



    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  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.

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Comments (59)

star_katt's picture

Delicious! I wanted a quick, after work meal to cook for friends and it was a success. I agree with a few of the other's best to be heavy-handed with the seasoning and spices but overall very happy with the end result.
I might try a few less apricots next time, but maybe some pomegranate seeds/raisons instead or as well as!

berniea's picture

Found this really bland until I added more spices.

emsta88's picture

bland and boring, even with extra seasoning and good quality mushrooms. wont be making again.

cailindeas's picture

what could I substitute for cumin as my fussy husband dislike it?

tessiebee's picture

I read the comments here first and upped the seasoning to tablespoon each which seemed to work well. Easy to do and quite refreshing really

katyb75's picture

Very nice recipe using mainly cupboard basics. Had no apricots in so used lots of sundried tomatoes instead. Also sprinkled a handful of almond flakes over the top before serving. Very nice, easy and quick.

greatgrub's picture

This was very quick and easy to make, but tasted quite bland until I added some harissa.

katie_walsh's picture

I really enjoyed this recipe, quick and stress free. My measurements of cumin, cinnamon and honey were a little more generous but otherwise I followed it fairly precisely. The apricots really added to the flavour, although I think I added a few too many to my single portion of couscous.

astrantia2k's picture

Very nice!

louisebawden's picture

Absoluetly delicious! seems meaty with the mushrooms hubby, my 2yr old, my sisters two nearly teenage girls all loved it. definately make again and again

louisebawden's picture

lovely:) added extra honey, cumin and cinnamon. 2yr old loved it as did me and hubby.

naturalhabits's picture

Great dish weeknight suppers. It's fast to prepare, super-healthy and tasty. What more could you ask for? Make sure you use the apricots as they add a nice twist to the cous cous.

cailindeas's picture

Great quick and easy dinner. Will definitely make it again. Might add more cumin next time.

mcjools's picture

Simple recipe. But fairly bland. I added salt and a bit more cumin. But in the end had to put Tabasco on it to make it taste of anything!

pjrome's picture

Good for a quick easy veggie supper. Needs tons of parsley and seasoning.

dizzyprincess1983's picture

Really quick and easy family meal to make! Great for an every night dish that needs to be fast and simple but wouldn't serve to guests as wasn't that exciting! However for every day had nice flavours and packed with goodness :)

dizzyprincess1983's picture

Really quick and easy family meal to make! Great for an every night dish that needs to be fast and simple but wouldn't serve to guests as wasn't that exciting! However for every day had nice flavours and packed with goodness :)

eleanormayo's picture

Made this for supper last night as there was some gorgeous mushrooms in our veggie box. I didn't have any ground cumin so used cinnamon, cumin seeds and some morrocan spice mix which gave it quite a punch flavour. Also left out the apricots!

lizwigg's picture

I've made this twice now, once having friends over for dinner and once for a family tea and both times it's gone down really well. The first time I didn't add the apricots to the cous cous but the second time I did and I think it really added to the flavour. This recipe is really easy to make and even my kids ate it which means it must be really really nice! Add lots of parsley on top, perfect for veggie dinner guests!


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