Couscous with Middle Eastern Flavors, Lentils and Chick Peas Recipe
Couscous with Middle Eastern Flavors, Lentils and Chick Peas
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
For 4 servings

- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 zucchini
- 3 tomatoes
- 4 stalks or 400 g (14 oz.) cardoons, cut into large pieces
- 500 g (18 oz.) lamb
- 4 tbsp. olive oil
- 100 g (3 1/2 oz.) canned chickpeas
- 100 g (3 1/2 oz.) green lentils, soaked overnight
- 1 tbsp. paprika
- salt and pepper
- 1 package (250 g / 9 oz.) spiced or plain couscous
  1. Wash and thinly slice the onion and zucchini.
  2. Wash and cut up the tomatoes and cardoons.
  3. Cut the meat into large pieces.
  4. In a large pot, sauté the onion in the oil, then add the meat, chickpeas, cardoons, lentils, zucchini and tomatoes.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper.
  6. Cover with hot water, bring to a boil and cook for approximately 30 minutes.
  7. Ten minutes before the end of the cooking time, prepare the spiced couscous according to the package directions.
  8. Serve the couscous with the meat and vegetables.
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