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Couscous with Lamb, Dates and Roasted Pumpkin

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This is an easy, nutrient-dense and delicious salad that's satisfying enough to have as a complete meal with protein, carbohydrate, fiber, and healthy fat and will fuel you for whatever comes your way. If you want to make this vegetarian, but still want to have some protein, swap chickpeas for ground lamb. This salad also combines, roasted pumpin, fresh herbs, dates, pomegranate to really elevate the flavour and texture.

  • 600-800 g Organic Hokkaido pumpkin, cubed
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon whole grain mustard
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 300 g Ground lamb
  • 1 tbsp Moroccan spice blend
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 150 g Couscous
  • 350 ml Boiling water
  • 30 g Flat parsley, chopped
  • 10 g Coriander, chopped
  • 100 g Dates, diced (or dried apricot)
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Place cubed pumpkin in a baking tray. Add in olive oil, wholegrain mustard, salt and garlic. Toss everything together. Bake in the upper rack of hot oven for 40 minutes until tender and golden brown.
  2. Dry the raw ground lamb on paper towels and let it come up to room temperature. Add the meat to a hot, lightly oiled cast-iron pan and spread it into an even layer. Once you see crisp edges, use a spatula to divide the patty and flip it in pieces. Brown the other side, then break into bits. Add Moroccan spice blend, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Meanwhile, add boiling water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the couscous in a medium saucepan. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
  4. Fluff the couscous with a fork. Add in browned ground lamb, chopped herbs, diced dates, pomegrante seeds and lemon juice. Toss everything together. Serve with roasted pumpkin.

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Brian 24/10/21 00:41

That looks fabulous, I'm sure we'd love it!

J.P. Alexander 24/10/21 03:38

Uy se ve muy rico. Gracias por la receta te mando un beso

Tom 24/10/21 03:54 artistic combination of ingredients.

kathyinozarks 24/10/21 04:51

sounds really good-happy weekend

gluten Free A_Z Blog 24/10/21 05:33

What a spectacular dish . Moroccan cooking is one of my favorites. I love the spices and their inclusion of fruit into their recipes. And as always a beautiful presentation.

Martyna 24/10/21 09:07

This looks great and delicious 😊

babYpose 24/10/21 09:08

Looks dekiciois, love lamb with roasted pumpkins. Weekend enjoyment.

Lola Martínez 24/10/21 09:34

El cuscús nos gusta mucho y mezclarle ingredientes que le puedan ir bien es algo que cada vez resulta más dificil, ya que nunca son a gusto de todos, pero tu receta me parece ideal, más aún por el punto dulce que le dan los dátiles.
Un beso.

Królowa Karo 24/10/21 09:51

I love such colorful dishes!

eileeninmd 24/10/21 11:43

Sounds healthy and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Have a happy day and a great new week!

Eva Taylor 24/10/21 12:52

Love the flavours and textures in this dish.

DEZMOND 24/10/21 13:19

Poor lil' lamb, what will little miss Mary do without him?
Love your wooden handle spoons!

Bernadette 24/10/21 14:02

Angie, this is a terrific recipe. I think I am going to make it vegetarian style.. Thanks!

Kitchen Riffs 24/10/21 17:33

This looks great -- ton of flavor, and very healthy. Not to mention seasonal! :-) Thanks so much.

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 24/10/21 18:24

A very tasting dish in technicolor! I love your recipes so much, Angie!
A big hug,

Bill 24/10/21 21:15

A nice looking dish.

Pedro 24/10/21 21:25

A delicious dish with Berber flavours.
Have a nice week!

Balvinder 25/10/21 03:31

This looks amazing and I'm excited to try this recipe!

foodtravelandwine 25/10/21 03:42

What a colorful and delicious meal!! healthy and tasty!!........Abrazotes, Marcela

Nancy Chan 25/10/21 07:41

Looks good and delicious. I have to google for couscous.

The Velvet Runway 25/10/21 14:44

That looks so delicious, as well as colourful!
Julia x

speedy70 25/10/21 15:14

Un perfetto piatto unico!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 25/10/21 15:59

This salad looks so beautiful - just like its a painting! And it's nice combination of flavours, too (Such a great idea to pair pumpkin with dates.)

Sakuranko 25/10/21 16:43

Oh wow this looks, tasty and so vibrant

Valentina 25/10/21 17:02

Such a beautiful meal (and plate!). Hokkaido pumpkin is one of my favorite squashes to use this time of year and I love pairing it with the lamb and grains. :-) ~Valentina

Julie 25/10/21 17:46

I have never tasted dates in a savoury dish, interesting salad..yummy!!

bread&salt 25/10/21 21:20

Dear Angie! Very nice recipe with the perfect presentation. Looks delicious. We consume couscous alot during the year. But Unfortunatelly we mostly cook store bought couscous in our kitchens. I dont know how to make homemade couscous but it is better. Have a nice new week.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 26/10/21 06:24

I have seen lamb mince on the supermarket shelves, but must admit I have never thought about cooking with it, generally sticking to beef mince, although I suppose either would work for this recipe?

Perhaps the lamb might be a better taste combination with the dates and I couldn't possibly miss those out as I like them so much.

Roasting pumpkin also sounds like a great alternative for adding flavour, definitely something I shall be trying out.

Thanks for sharing, it looks amazing, as always :)

Paola 26/10/21 09:38

That looks delicious!

Jeff the Chef 26/10/21 16:34

How delicious! I love that you're celebrating pumpkin this fall in savory ways!

savorthebest 26/10/21 17:30

This looks so good, I love how you used the lamb

Pam 26/10/21 18:30

Great combination of flavors and textures.

Gingi 26/10/21 20:16

Love the pumpkin recipes, very fall-tastic! <3 -

Cooking Julia 26/10/21 21:38

It is such a nice dish full of flavors!

Raymund 27/10/21 01:47

Pumpkin, lamb, Pomegranate and dates, such a great combo of flavours and colours

Federica Simoni 27/10/21 16:47

Che meraviglia, chissà che buona!

Suja Manoj 27/10/21 20:47

Colorful yummy salad, full of flavors. It looks delicious.

tigerfish 28/10/21 02:02

Setting the mood for the upcoming holidays, yeah!

The-FoodTrotter 29/10/21 20:10

This looks just next level delicious, I'm a huge fan of lamb as well as Arabic flavours, so I'm all into it :)

claire 29/10/21 21:59

I have identical spoons I bought it in Vienna long time ago :-)


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