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Couscous With Chickpeas, Spinach and Mint

by Martha Rose Shulman

Time: 25 minutes, 2 hours’ simmer
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Get full recipe @ http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12755-couscous-with-chickpeas-spinach-and-mint


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
Salt, preferably kosher, to taste
2 to 4 large garlic cloves (to taste), minced
2 teaspoons coriander seeds, lightly toasted and ground
¾ teaspoon caraway seeds, lightly toasted and ground
1 ½ teaspoons paprika
½ teaspoon cayenne (more to taste)
2 cups chickpeas, soaked in 2 quarts water for 6 hours or overnight and drained
A bouquet garni consisting of 8 sprigs each parsley and cilantro
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon harissa (more to taste), plus additional for serving
1 ½ pounds spinach, stemmed and washed thoroughly, or 2 6-ounce bags baby spinach
2 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (to taste)
2 to 2 ⅔ cups couscous (1/3 cup per serving)

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