A perfectly suited dish for all-year round. A blend of light and rich flavours makes this an ideal recipe for a quick, easy, and delicious dinner.
- CourseMain meal
- Prepare10 mins
- Cook35 mins
- Total time45 mins
Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C, gas mark 4. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole dish over a medium-high heat. Fry the onion and garlic for 5 minutes, then stir in the ras el hanout and fry for 2 more minutes. Add the tomatoes, chickpeas, apricots and 250ml hot vegetable stock; bring up to a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir in the vegetarian meatballs, then put the dish in the oven for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the couscous. Put in a bowl and add the remaining 250ml hot vegetable stock; cover with a plate and set aside for 15 minutes. Serve the couscous with the vegetarian meatballs, herbs and a spoonful of yogurt alternative.
Ras el hanout is a north African spice mix including ginger, allspice, cumin and coriander. If you prefer, you could use a mild curry powder instead.
And to drink...
L’Arène des Anges Costières de Nîmes, France, is a smooth and full-bodied red wine, bursting with spicy black fruit. It’s vegan too, so the perfect match for this dish.