Moroccan-style fish with couscous, chickpeas & green olives

Moroccan-style fish with couscous, chickpeas & green olives

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  • 0:25 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

Before hitting the books, give your brain an omega-3 boost from tasty spiced fish.
If you’re watching your weight, finances and the clock, this fish meal is ideal – it’s low-fat, under budget and on the table in less than half an hour.

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  • 190g (1 cup) couscous
  • 250ml (1 cup) boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small brown onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Moroccan Seasoning
  • 1 x 420g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 50g (1/4 cup) green olives, pitted, sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh mint
  • 500g firm white fish fillets, cut into 4cm pieces
  • Baby spinach leaves, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • 90g (1/3 cup) low-fat natural yoghurt


  • Step 1
    Place the couscous in a large heatproof bowl. Add the boiling water. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Use a fork to separate the grains.
  • Step 2
    Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and half the seasoning. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the couscous, chickpeas and olives, and stir until heated through. Stir in the mint and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Step 3
    Combine the fish and remaining seasoning in a bowl. Heat remaining oil in the frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the fish. Cook, turning, for 3-4 minutes or until just cooked through.
  • Step 4
    Divide the spinach and couscous mixture among serving plates. Top with the fish. Serve with lemon wedges and yoghurt.

  • High protein
  • Low fat
  • Low kilojoule
  • Low sugar
  • Lower gi


  • 1733 kj


  • 9g

    Fat Total

  • 2g

    Saturated Fat

  • 7g


  • 31g


  • 71mg


  • 596.66mg


  • 3g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 48g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Swap it: Swap the Moroccan seasoning for Cajun seasoning and the chickpeas for canned corn kernels. Swap the mint for coriander.

  • Author: Cynthia Black
  • Image credit: John Paul Urizar
  • Publication: Australian Good Taste



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