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Chickpea-Powered Mediterranean Couscous

Chickpea-Powered Mediterranean Couscous

with Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes

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You haven’t tasted chickpeas until you’ve tried them roasted. Trust us, the delicious crunch is absolutely worth the time they spend in a hot oven. In this recipe, they’re tossed with bubbly Israeli couscous, roasted veggies, and smoked paprika for a mishmash of savory Mediterranean flavors. You likely won’t have leftovers, but if you do, they’ll taste even better the next day.

Allergens:WheatMilk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

1 unit

Zucchini

4 ounce

Grape Tomatoes

¼ ounce

Thyme

2 unit

Scallions

2 clove

Garlic

6.7 ounce

Chickpeas

1 teaspoon

Smoked Paprika

¾ cup

Israeli Couscous

(ContainsWheat)

1 unit

Vegetable Stock Concentrate

½ cup

Feta Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

1 unit

Lemon

Not included in your delivery

2 teaspoon

Olive Oil

1 tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2385 kJ
Calories570 kcal
Fat20 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Carbohydrate76 g
Sugar7 g
Dietary Fiber13 g
Protein22 g
Cholesterol35 mg
Sodium600 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Baking Sheet
Strainer
Medium Pot
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Prep
Prep
1

Wash and dry all produce. Adjust racks to middle and upper position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Trim zucchini, then cut into ½-inch cubes. Halve tomatoes. Strip thyme leaves from stems. Mince garlic. Trim, then thinly slice scallions, keeping greens and whites separate. Halve lemon.

Roast Veggies
Roast Veggies
2

Toss zucchini, tomatoes, and half the thyme leaves on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in oven on middle rack until tender, about 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Roast Chickpeas
Roast Chickpeas
3

Meanwhile, drain and rinse half the chickpeas from the box (use the rest as you like). On another baking sheet, toss chickpeas, paprika, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in oven on upper rack until crisp, about 20 minutes, tossing halfway through. TIP: The chickpeas may pop—it’s natural.

Toast Couscous
Toast Couscous
4

Heat 1 TBSP butter, garlic, and scallion whites in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Once butter is melted and garlic is fragrant, add couscous and remaining thyme leaves. Toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing, until couscous is lightly toasted, 2-3 minutes.

Simmer Couscous
Simmer Couscous
5

Stir stock concentrate and 1½ cups water into pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and reduce to a simmer. Cook until couscous is al dente, 10-12 minutes.

Finish and Plate
Finish and Plate
6

Add half the veggies, half the feta cheese, and a squeeze of lemon to pot with couscous and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Divide couscous mixture between plates, then top with chickpeas and remaining veggies. Sprinkle with scallion greens and remaining feta cheese.