Food Recipes Moroccan Spicy-Sweet Tofu With Couscous 4.8 (5) Add your rating & review This quick vegetarian dinner pairs tofu with traditional Moroccan ingredients like spicy harissa paste, fluffy couscous, fragrant mint, and crunchy almonds. By Marianne Williams Marianne Williams Marianne has been writing and testing recipes in the test kitchens for Dotdash Meredith since 2016. She studied at the International Culinary Center, in New York, and the International School of Italian Cuisine, in Italy, under highly esteemed chefs and graduated in 2015. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 19, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Caitlin Bensel Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts In just 20 minutes, you'll make a fast and delicious lemony pilaf with currants, almonds, and mint. All that's left to do is crisp tofu in a skillet and braise it in a honey-spiked harissa sauce. The result is shockingly flavorful, given that it comes together so quickly. Ingredients 1 ¼ cups couscous 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided ¾ cup dried currants ½ cup roasted almonds, chopped ⅓ cup torn mint leaves, plus more for serving 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ⅓ cup harissa (chili pepper paste) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon), plus wedges for serving 2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground coriander 1 15.5-oz. pkg. extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-in. cubes Directions Bring 1¼ cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in couscous and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand until liquid is absorbed, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in currants, almonds, mint, 2 tablespoons oil, and pepper. Set aside. Whisk harissa, 1 tablespoon oil, lemon juice, honey, cumin, coriander, 1 tablespoon water, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add tofu; cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add ¼ cup harissa mixture and stir until coated, about 1 minute. Serve with couscous, remaining harissa mixture, mint, and lemon wedges. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 669 Calories 32g Fat 74g Carbs 23g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 669 % Daily Value * Total Fat 32g 41% Sodium 888mg 39% Total Carbohydrate 74g 27% Total Sugars 24g Protein 23g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.