Squash Couscous

Squash Couscous
  • 6 servings
  • 0:25 Preparation
  • 0:25 Cooking
  • 0:50 Total Time


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  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    Robusto olive oil

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    Cubed red onion

  • 2

    medium carrots, cut into sticks

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)

    chicken broth

  • 1

    small butternut squash, cut into sticks

  • 1

    zucchini, cut into sticks

  • 0.500

    red pepper, cut into sticks

  • 0.500

    green pepper, cut into sticks

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 19 oz
    (540 mL)

    diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)

    chickpeas, drained

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)

    couscous spices

  • 7 oz
    (200 g)


  • Harissa sauce to taste


Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Add onion and carrots and sauté for 1 minute.

Add chicken broth, cover, and simmer until carrots are half-cooked.

Add remaining ingredients, except couscous and couscous spices and continue cooking, uncovered, until vegetables are tender.

Cook couscous according to package instructions.

Spoon couscous into a plate, and make a well in the centre.

With a slotted spoon, take vegetables out of the pot, drain, and place in the centre of the couscous.

Pour cooking broth into a gravy boat to heighten flavour of couscous.

Source: Chef Robert Villeneuve

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