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Whole Wheat Couscous with Sweet Potato and Apricots

Whole wheat couscous cooks up in 5 minutes, making it a quick and easy foundation for whatever flavorful ingredients you have on hand. This vegan dinner recipe features tender cubes of sweet potatoes, juicy apricots, warm spices, and fresh herbs.

Whole wheat couscous cooks up in 5 minutes, making it a quick and easy foundation for whatever flavorful ingredients you have on hand. This vegan dinner recipe features tender cubes of sweet potatoes, juicy apricots, warm spices, and fresh herbs. For a showy presentation, serve this vegan couscous dish stuffed in roasted eggplant halves.
Whole wheat couscous cooks up in 5 minutes, making it a quick and easy foundation for whatever flavorful ingredients you have on hand. This vegan dinner recipe features tender cubes of sweet potatoes, juicy apricots, warm spices, and fresh herbs. For a showy presentation, serve this vegan couscous dish stuffed in roasted eggplant halves.

Whole Wheat Couscous with Sweet Potato and Apricots

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cups diced sweet potato

  • 3 cups vegetable broth, divided

  • 2 cups whole wheat couscous

  • 6 large apricots, pitted, diced

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint


Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a deep, wide skillet over medium heat. Add onion and pepper and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes.

  2. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  3. Stir in sweet potato and 1 cup broth. Cook, stirring, until broth comes to a boil.

  4. Cover skillet, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until sweet potato is softened, about 15 minutes. Stir in apricots, curry, coriander, and zest. Simmer for 5 more minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, in a medium pot over high heat, bring remaining broth and couscous to a boil. Remove from heat, cover pot, and set aside for at least 5 minutes.

  6. Transfer couscous to a large bowl and add vegetable mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in parsley and mint. Serve warm.


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