Spicy Couscous Salad

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course, Pastas, Side Dishes
Cuisine African
Servings 4 servings
Calories 395.11 kcal


  • Stove


  • 1 cups vegetable broth low sodium
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed, no added sugar or preservatives
  • 2 zucchini sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/8 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper to taste


  • In a large stock pot with a lid, add vegetable broth, water, and couscous and bring to a boil. Add in seasoning and stir well.
  • Remove from heat, cover and allow to sit for 15 minutes or until couscous is soft and liquid is absorbed. Fluff the couscous with a fork and mix in the lemon juice.
  • In a skillet, sauté the zucchini, bell peppers, and garlic in the olive oil until soft. Add mixture in with the couscous.
  • Add in the parsley and season with the salt and pepper.

My Notes

Nutrition with Essential Amino Acids

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Couscous Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 395.11 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.56g7%
Saturated Fat 0.67g4%
Sodium 97.33mg4%
Potassium 504.06mg14%
Carbohydrates 75.03g25%
Fiber 6.76g28%
Sugar 4.6g5%
Protein 12.84g26%
Vitamin A 1827.18IU37%
Vitamin B1 0.25mg17%
Vitamin B2 0.15mg9%
Vitamin B3 3.98mg20%
Vitamin B5 1.49mg15%
Vitamin B6 0.61mg31%
Vitamin C 92.69mg112%
Vitamin E 1.68mg11%
Vitamin K 11.61µg11%
Calcium 55.5mg6%
Copper 0.25mg13%
Folate 66.57µg17%
Iron 2.71mg15%
Manganese 0.94mg47%
Magnesium 61.46mg15%
Phosphorus 197.47mg20%
Selenium 0.63µg1%
Zinc 1.15mg8%
Ess-Methionine 188.78mg
Ess-Tryptophan 156.51mg
Ess-Threonine 339.26mg
Ess-Phenylalanine 601.31mg
Ess-Arginine 468.07mg
Ess-Lysine 284.3mg
Ess-Leucine 832.65mg
Ess-Isoleucine 474.17mg
Ess-Histidine 253.68mg
Ess-Valine 533mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Some amino acids levels are estimated, some product manufacturers do not supply amino acid values. The value source usda.gov.

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