Warm Moroccan Couscous Salad
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups sliced onion
  • 2 cups ½” cubed eggplant
  • 2 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp sriracha or other hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the vegetable oil and sauté the onion, seasoning with salt and pepper, until soft and starting to brown (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add the eggplant, stir together with the onions. Cover and cook until softened (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add the ginger and garlic, stirring to caramelize. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add the cinnamon, cumin, coriander, and sriracha. Stir to bloom the spices.
  5. Add the carrots, red pepper, and couscous. Stir to mix everything well.
  6. Add 2 cups water and a pinch of salt. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  7. Stir in cilantro and divide between bowls.
Recipe by Fit Bottomed Girls at https://fitbottomedgirls.com/2016/03/49549/