Moroccan vegetables with herbed couscous

2 - 5
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
15 min
1 hr
This fragrant and hearty vegetarian entree is packed with vegetables and is especially delicious served on a cool autumn evening. Don't let the long ingredient put you off; much of it is just about measuring spices, which doesn’t take much time. Also, it’s easy to find cauliflower already cut into florets and cubed squash in the produce section, which is a real prep time-saver. You can easily turn this into a vegan dish by using agave nectar in place of the honey.


Olive oil

2 Tbsp

Uncooked onion(s)

2 cup(s), chopped

Uncooked cauliflower

5 cup(s), florets

Uncooked butternut squash

3 cup(s), cubed

Uncooked carrot(s)

1 cup(s), sliced

Yellow pepper(s)

1 large, cut into 1-inch pieces

Garlic clove

6 clove(s), finely chopped

Ground cumin

2 tsp

Ground coriander

2 tsp

Kosher salt

1½ tsp, divided

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp

Ground turmeric

½ tsp

Cayenne pepper

¼ tsp, up to 1/2 tsp

Fat free reduced sodium vegetable broth

3½ cup(s), divided


1 Tbsp

Canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, petite-diced, undrained

Uncooked whole wheat couscous

2 cup(s)


½ cup(s), finely chopped

Uncooked scallion(s)

cup(s), finely chopped

Fresh baby spinach

5 oz


  1. In Dutch oven or large pot, heat oil over medium and swirl to coat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes. Add cauliflower, squash, carrots, and bell pepper. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables start to soften, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in cumin, coriander, 1 tsp salt, cinnamon, turmeric, and cayenne and cook, stirring, until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Stir in 1 cup broth, honey, and tomatoes and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until vegetables are tender, 45 to 50 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, bring remaining 21⁄2 cups broth and 1⁄2 tsp salt to boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat and let stand until liquid is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Fluff couscous with fork. Stir in cilantro and scallions.
  3. Stir spinach into vegetables. Cook until spinach wilts, about 1 minute. Serve vegetables over couscous.
  4. Serving size: about ½ cup couscous and 1 cup vegetables