Couscous and Sweet Potato Skillet

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 30 minutes
  • 2 servings

A dish you can easily make in just about half an hour or less, this couscous and sweet potato skillet is much more savory than it first seems. That is because it is inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, where almost every dish tastes like absolute heaven. This skillet’s flavor comes from the use of cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, and oregano.

Ingredients Needed for Couscous and Sweet Potato Skillet

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 red onion, chopped
1 large sweet potato, small dices
1 cinnamon stick
2 garlic cloves
4 ounces of couscous
1 cup vegetable stock
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cumin powder
1 cup water
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 large zucchini, thinly sliced
2 slices of lemon
1 teaspoon olive oil

How to Cook Couscous and Sweet Potato Skillet

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the red onion and cook it for 1 minute. Add the sweet potato and cinnamon stick.
  3. Add the cloves of garlic, couscous, and vegetable stock. Pour the vegetable stock and give it a good stir.
  4. Season with oregano, turmeric, salt, and cumin. Stir well, pour the water and parsley.
  5. Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Slide the skillet into the oven at 360 degrees F/180 degrees C for the next 10 minutes.

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