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Slow Cooker North African Couscous

Slow Cooker North African Couscous is rich in flavor and so easy to prepare.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Couscous
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 503kcal

Ingredients

For the slow cooker

  • 2 cloves garlic - finely chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower - one head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 ½ cups carrots - 2 carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 cups potatoes - about 4 potatoes, New Red, Yellow Fin or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup onion - one onion, white onion, quartered
  • 15 ounces chickpeas - drained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • paprika for garnish
  • scallions for garnish
  • For the couscous!
  • 1 cup couscous - plain
  • 1 tablespoon dairy free butter
  • 1 ½ cup vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Mix the first 14 ingredients, in the slow cooker.
  • Turn on low for 8 hours.

For the couscous

  • Place the couscous in a heat proof bowl that will hold at least 3 cups.
  • Right before you are ready to serve, Heat the vegan butter and broth to a boil.
  • Pour over the couscous.
  • In about 5 minutes all of the liquid will be absorbed.
  • Serve the couscous and spoon the slow cooker veggies on top.
  • Sprinkle with paprika and scallion if you wish.
  • Place the extra liquid from the crock-pot in a bowl just in case someone wants more.
  • This dish does not freeze well because of the potatoes but it will keep in the fridge for four days.
  • The flavors meld nicely too.

Notes

The color of the couscous will become the color of your broth.
Mine was homemade and a darker color but there are also some very pretty lighter vegetable broths.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Cups | Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1066mg | Potassium: 1145mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 8305IU | Vitamin C: 20.1mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 7.8mg