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Meatballs and Couscous

 Meatballs and Couscous


  • In a small pot, combine the water, bouillon cube, harissa and 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and bring to a boil.
  • Place the couscous in a bowl. Pour enough of the boiling mixture of water to cover the couscous. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let the couscous soak for 10 minutes. Fluff up with a fork and drizzle with extra olive oil.
  • In a blender or food processor, add ½ garlic clove, 2 teaspoons coriander and 2 teaspoons cumin. Beat to combine.
  • Place the ground meat in a bowl. Add the spice mixture, salt, pepper and mix until all of the ingredients are completely combined. Shape mixture into 15 equal sized meatballs.
  • Lightly coat them in flour and place them in a plate dusted with some flour so that they don’t stick.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. When the oil is very hot, add the meatballs. Cook for 6-7 minutes, turning the meatballs until they are crispy all over and cooked through.
  • Remove from pan and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to soak up the excess oil.
  • Add the chopped coriander over the couscous. Mix, check for seasoning and adjust according to you tastes.
  • Serve the meatballs over the couscous and sprinkle with toasted almond slivers.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
17 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
22 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
15 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
10 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
51 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
11 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
13 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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