Moroccan Ras El Hanout Couscous & Vegan Meatballs

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Moroccan Ras El Hanout Couscous and Meatballs

You need to try this vegan Moroccan couscous and meatballs recipe! This is a delicious, warming plant-based dinner you can enjoy any night of the week.

Recipe by Beyond Meat.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves 4


For the couscous:

250g regular couscous
250g giant couscous
3 tbsp Ras El Hanout Spice Mix
200g pomegranate seeds
Olive oil
Pinch of salt
Handful fresh mint, chopped
Handful fresh parsley, chopped
Handful fresh dill

For the meatballs:

1 pack Beyond Meatballs (or similar)
1 red pepper, chopped
1 courgette, chopped
1 aubergine, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil

For the sauce:

1 jar roasted peppers
200g plain vegan yoghurt
1 tbsp tahini
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp olive oil


1. In a large mixing bowl, add the normal couscous together with 1 tbsp olive oil, a pinch of salt, 2 tbsp of ras el hanout spice mix and toss well. Now add boiling water just enough to cover the couscous, quickly cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a plate. After 8 minutes uncover and separate the couscous with a fork.

2. In a saucepan add the giant couscous, toast it on low heat for a couple of minutes. Cover with water add one tbsp of ras el hanout spices a tsp salt and bring to boil. Once is boiling lower the flame and cook for about 10 minutes or until the couscous is tender, drain and combine with the normal couscous. Add the chopped herbs to the couscous, toss well. Set aside.

3. In a skillet pan add 2 tbsp olive oil, when warm add the chopped vegetables and cook for 10-15 minutes. Finally add the meatballs and carry on cooking for 10-15 minutes until the meatballs are fully cooked.

4. To make the salsa add the drained pepper to a food processor together with the yoghurt, tahini, salt, pepper and olive oil and blitz.

5. In a large serving dish spread the sauce evenly, add the couscous mix and finish with the meatballs and vegetables on top, scatter more fresh herbs and the pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

Did you like this Moroccan couscous and meatballs recipe? Try these vegan stuffed peppers by Beyond Meat.

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