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Turmeric Spiced Couscous

with Almonds and Figs
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Turmeric Spiced Couscous

Turmeric Spiced Couscous - Fragrant with exotic spices

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Health Score:
7,6 / 10
Difficulty:
very easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
25 min.
Preparation
ready in 30 min.
Ready in
Calories:
272
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

The sweet figs and almonds in this couscous provide lots of flavor and satiating fiber, as well as magnesium, which strengthens muscles and nerves.

Dried figs are often covered with a white layer of crystallized sugar. This is not a defect, but a sign of good, natural quality.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie272 kcal(13 %)
Protein7 g(7 %)
Fat9 g(8 %)
Carbohydrates39 g(26 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6 g(20 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E3.7 mg(31 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin2.3 mg(19 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate24 μg(8 %)
Pantothenic acid0.5 mg(8 %)
Biotin5 μg(11 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C2 mg(2 %)
Potassium345 mg(9 %)
Calcium81 mg(8 %)
Magnesium52 mg(17 %)
Iron1.4 mg(9 %)
Iodine2 μg(1 %)
Zinc1.8 mg(23 %)
Saturated fatty acids1 g
Uric acid50 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
1 tablespoon
chopped almonds
4
dried Figs
2 teaspoons
1 stalk
2
1 teaspoon
½ cup
3 ounces
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Skillet with lid, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Fork, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Paper towel

Preparation steps

1.
Turmeric Spiced Couscous preparation step 1

Toast almonds in a pan, stirring frequently, until fragrant and lightly browned, Transfer to a plate. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.

2.
Turmeric Spiced Couscous preparation step 2

Cut figs into fine dice. 

3.
Turmeric Spiced Couscous preparation step 3

Heat the olive oil in pan. Add cinnamon stick and cardamom pods and sauté briefly, just until fragrant.

4.
Turmeric Spiced Couscous preparation step 4

Sprinkle in turmeric, pour in the broth and bring to a boil.

5.
Turmeric Spiced Couscous preparation step 5

Add figs and stir in couscous. Return to a boil, remove from heat, cover and let stand until couscous is tender, about 7 minutes.

6.
Turmeric Spiced Couscous preparation step 6

Fluff couscous with a fork. If you prefer, you can leave the spices in the couscous, otherwise remove cardamom and cinnamon stick. Fold in almonds, season with salt and serve.