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Couscous with Spanish Spinach & Chickpeas | Easy One-Pan Recipe

This Couscous with Spanish Spinach & Chickpeas is so good, it seriously rivals even the best pasta & rice dishes. We´re talking a huge punch of flavors, super easy to make and done in under 30 minutes. The perfect dish for a busy weeknight dinner or a relaxed weekend lunch.

Couscous with Spanish Spinach & Chickpeas
The best part about this dish, is that it´s super healthy for you, made with the simplest ingredients and it´s all done using just one pan. Folks, this is what easy & great food is all about.

Couscous with Spanish Spinach & Chickpeas
What flavors this dish is the sweet smoked Spanish paprika and the ground cumin. The combination of these spices really give this dish a beautiful Spanish touch. I also used vegetable broth to cook the couscous. This adds even more flavor to the couscous, however, you can also use water with a vegetable bouillon cube.

Couscous with Spanish Spinach & Chickpeas

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: When cooking couscous, the ratio is almost always 1:1. Meaning 1 cup liquid to 1 cup couscous. If you want to double this recipe, just add 2 cups broth to 2 cups couscous. To perfectly cook the couscous, all you have to do is add it into the boling liquid, then place a lid and turn off the heat. In just 5 minutes you will have perfectly cooked couscous.

Couscous with Spanish Spinach & Chickpeas

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Couscous with Spanish Spinach & Chickpeas
5 from 3 votes

Couscous with Spanish Spinach & Chickpeas

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 570 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.50 grams
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1 gram
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce 115 grams
  • 2 cups spinach 200 grams
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas 170 grams
  • 1 cup vegetable broth 237 ml
  • 1 cup couscous 150 grams
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, finely dice 1/2 onion and roughly chop 3 cloves garlic

  3. After heating the olive oil for 3 minutes, add in the diced onion & chopped garlic, mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in a generous 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika and 1/2 tsp ground cumin, quickly mix together, then add in 1/2 cup tomato sauce and simmer

  4. After 3 minutes and the tomato sauce has thickened up, add in 2 cups roughly chopped fresh spinach, mix together until the spinach is just wilted, then add in 1 cup cooked chickpeas and season with sea salt & black pepper, gently mix together, then add in 1 cup vegetable broth and mix together, turn up the heat to a high heat, once it comes to a boil, add in 1 cup couscous, quickly mix together, place a lid on the pan and turn off the heat

  5. After 5 minutes remove the lid from the pan, using a fork fluff up the couscous, then transfer into servng dishes and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Couscous with Spanish Spinach & Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Sodium 1055mg46%
Potassium 710mg20%
Carbohydrates 88g29%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 3594IU72%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Chrissy

    5 stars
    Love this, absolutely delicious, will certainly be cooking it again. Thanks so much for this and all your recipes, so easy and always so good too.

    10 . Aug . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!!! Much love 🙂

      10 . Aug . 2022
  2. Sinead

    Love this recipe but can I use vegetable stock cubes instead of broth?

    09 . Jan . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely 🙂 Much love!

      09 . Jan . 2022
  3. Tristan

    Great! Nearly forgot the parsley but luckily remembered. Lifts the dish to the next level! Don’t leave it out!

    27 . Oct . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes! Much love 🙂

      27 . Oct . 2021
  4. Alex

    Can you freeze this dish?

    22 . Sep . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Absolutely! when you re-heat, you might need to add a bit of broth to bring it back to life 🙂 much love

      23 . Sep . 2021
  5. Kit

    5 stars
    This sounds so good, I’ll definitely be making it soon. I think I have most of the ingredients on hand already!

    31 . Aug . 2021
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  7. Asha Bonney

    5 stars
    Will definitely try this recipe. All the recipes featured in Spainonafork are super easy. Only getting the ingredients in India may be a problem. I love watching these videos
    Thanks for sharing

    31 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Appreciate the comment 🙂 Much love!

      31 . Aug . 2021

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