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Vegan chickpea stir-fry with tahini dressing and couscous

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This easy vegan chickpea stir-fry is served on a bed of fluffy couscous. With tahini dressing to finish, this is a tasty dinner option.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Vegan chickpea stir-fry topped with tahini dressing and couscous


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 60g baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup (60g) Coles Wellness Road Organic Hulled Tahini
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) hot water
  • Steamed couscous, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add the chickpeas and onion and stir-fry for 3 mins or until the onion softens. Add the cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, if using, and garlic and stir-fry for 5 mins or until the chickpeas are light golden. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Step 2

    Add the zucchini, carrot and capsicum to the wok or pan and stir-fry for 3-4 mins or until the vegetables are tender. Return the chickpea mixture to the wok or pan with the spinach and stir-fry for 1 min or until the spinach just wilts. Season.
  3. Step 3

    Combine the tahini and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir in enough hot water until the mixture is runny enough to drizzle. Season.
  4. Step 4

    Divide the chickpea mixture and couscous among serving plates. Drizzle with the tahini dressing and season to serve.