Serve this one-pot meal for a flavourful, hearty dinner. Photo / Babiche Martens

Israeli Couscous, Chickpeas & Bocconcini

Fresh mozzarella and warm, crunchy bread are beautifully paired with this comforting one-pot meal

This is a favourite quick one-pot dinner that also makes a fabulous lunch the next day. In fact, the flavours just keep on giving. Don’t forget some warm crusty bread, which is always a welcome addition on the side to scoop up juicy leftovers.

Serves 4

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, sliced thinly
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
400g tin cherry tomatoes
3 cups cooked large Israeli couscous
410g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
½ cup chopped parsley
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
125g bocconcini, halved
Extra parsley to garnish
Crusty bread to serve

1. Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the onion and garlic, cooking slowly for a few minutes to soften. Stir through the cumin and paprika then pour in the tomatoes and slowly bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.

2. Stir through the couscous, chickpeas, parsley, zest and juice, heating through.

3. Serve warm, with the bocconcini torn over the top, a sprinkle of parsley and crusty bread on the side.

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