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Turkish Vegetable Stew with Israeli Couscous

8
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
45 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
This exotic, meatless main dish is sure to become a familiar favourite. It's served over Israeli couscous, a pea-sized form of pasta.

Ingredients

uncooked couscous

1 cup(s), Israeli or toasted variety

olive oil

1 Tbsp

uncooked eggplant(s)

1 medium, cut into 1-inch chunks

uncooked zucchini

2 medium, cut in half lengthwise, sliced 1/2-inch thick

yellow pepper(s)

1 medium, cut in 1-inch chunks

chickpeas

15 oz, drained and rinsed

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, with roasted garlic

cumin seeds

1 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

½ pinch

uncooked scallion(s)

½ cup(s), sliced

dill

cup(s), fresh, chopped

pot cheese

½ cup(s), or crumbled fat-free feta

water

½ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. To make couscous, bring 1 3 /4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add couscous. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until couscous is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of oil.
  2. While couscous cooks, make stew. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggplant; cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add zucchini and yellow pepper; cook, stirring often, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in chickpeas, tomatoes, water, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in scallions and dill.
  4. To serve, spoon a scant 3 /4 cup of couscous onto each of 4 serving plates and top each with 1 1/2 cups of stew. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of feta cheese and serve.

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