Merguez Sausage & Garbanzo Beans Cous Cous

Cous Cous With Merguez Sausage & Chickpeas

By cdass  , ,

July 7, 2019

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Cous Cous is a light and fluffy Moroccan staple, alongside with vegetables and meat, this dish is certainly healthy and delicious!


Watch the video guide below:

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: Serves 4


250 g cous cous

2 tbsps olive oil

1 onion, sliced

400 g chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), drained

300 ml chicken stock, for cous cous

4 pcs merguez sausages, skin removed

1 tsp paprika

425 ml chicken stock, for frying

Cilantro or wansoy, for garnish


1Prepare couscous with chicken stock, according to the packet's instructions.

2Heat olive oil in a large pan and stir fry the merguez for 3 to 4 mins. Remove with a spoon and set aside.

3Add the onion to the oil left in the pan and cook for 5 to 6 mins until softened.

4Add in the chickpeas, paprika and chicken stock. Mix well and add chopped parsley.

5Return the merguez to the pan and simmer for 2 to 3 mins.

6Serve with couscous and garnish with chopped parsley.

Additional tips:

1. Another option is to grill the whole merguez sausages and add to the couscous.
2. For the stock, add vegetables like French beans, carrots, eggplants and zucchini instead.
3. You can also use any type of sausage including Spanish Chorizo.