Moroccan Couscous Bowls


  • 1 cup instant couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt plus salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup parsley, fresh
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 bell pepper, red
  • 1 orange
  • ½ orange’s zest
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Boil the water and add it to couscous in a large serving bowl.
  • Cover the couscous with a tea towel or lid and leave for 5 minutes.
  • Take a fork and gently loosen up the couscous and add the cumin, ginger, olive oil and paprika powder. You want it nice and dry, no big clumps.
  • Wash the orange and grate the zest.
  • Peel and chop the orange and add it to the salad, along with the zest. Chop the zucchini finely and slice the red pepper thinly. Add both to the salad.
  • Wash and chop the parsley and any other optional herbs, again add them to the salad. Spoon Olive Oil over the top of the couscous mixture. Toss and serve.


Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 185
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.1g 10%, Saturated Fat 1.1g 5%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 54mg 2%, Total Carbohydrate 28.3g 10%, Dietary Fiber 4g 14%, Total Sugars 13.2g, Protein 4g, Vitamin D 0mcg 0%, Calcium 57mg 4%, Iron 2mg 12%, Potassium 431mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.