Spicy Couscous with Chickpeas Recipe

Packed with colour and spice, try this delicious healthy couscous recipe and let us know what you think! Suitable for vegetarians.


Serves 4
400ml Vegetable Bouillon
250g Couscous
1 Can (440g) Chickpeas
1 Medium Onionspicy-couscous-chickpeas
1 Red Pepper
2 tbsp Olive Oil for frying
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 tsp Coriander Seeds
1 Small Green Chilli
1 Clove of Garlic
Knob of butter
Handful of Fresh Coriander (chopped)
Handful of Fresh Parsley (chopped)
Squeeze of Lemon
Salt & Pepper


  1. Fry the onion and pepper in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until they begin to brown then set to one side. (You can use other vegetables such as courgettes and aubergines too)
  2. Grind the spices, garlic and remaining olive oil into a paste with a pestle and mortar.
  3. Add the paste to the vegetables and fry for a few minutes with the drained and rinsed chickpeas. Add the couscous and stir, coating all the grains. Add the hot stock and turn right down. Simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  4. Fluff up with a fork, adding a knob of butter. Add a squeeze of lemon, the parsley and coriander and stir once more.


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