Middle Eastern Chickpeas With Couscous

Recipe By : adapted from Woman's Day Magazine, May 14, 2002, page 170
Serving Size : 4 

1 tbsp water
1 medium yellow squash cut in half lengthwise then crosswise in 1/2-in.-thick slices
1 zucchini cut in half lengthwise then crosswise in 1/2-in.-thick slices
29 ounces diced tomatoes with onion and garlic -- (canned)
19 ounces chickpeas -- rinsed
20 pitted kalamata olives -- (see Tip)
1/3 cup raisins
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander -- (optional)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
5 5/8 ounces boxed couscous with toasted pine nuts -- (5.6 ounces)

SERVES 4, PREP: 7 min, COOK: About 25 min, PER SERVING: $1.78

1. Heat water in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add yellow squash and zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

2. Add remaining ingredients except couscous; stir to mix. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover skillet and simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.

3. Uncover and simmer 8 to 10 minutes longer until liquid is reduced slightly.

4. Meanwhile prepare couscous as box directs.

5. Serve chickpea mixture over couscous.

Tip: Pitted marinated Greek kalamata olives are available in jars.

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