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Meatball & Couscous Soup

Meatball & Couscous Soup

A Mediterranean inspired chicken meatball and Israeli Couscous soup, packed with flavor.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Mediterranean, Moraccan
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Small Yellow onion diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Dried Mint
  • 1 tsp Cardamom
  • 3 Whole Carrots diced
  • 3 qts Chicken Broth
  • 3 cups Israeli Couscous

For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1 cup Panko Crumbs
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Dried Mint
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cardamom
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil chopped

Instructions
 

  • Add butter, onion, garlic and ginger to stock pot over medium-high heat. Once melted, add lemon juice, basil, curry powder, cumin, cardamom and carrots. Cook 2 minutes then add chicken broth and bring to boil.
  • Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • In a bowl, combine meatball ingredients. Form into 1 inch balls and line out on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Once broth is boiling, add couscous. Let cook another 15 minutes than remove from heat.
  • Add 4-6 meatballs to a shallow bowl. Ladle couscous soup over top of meatballs.
Keyword carrots, Chicken, chicken soup, couscous, curry powder, Israeli Couscous, meatballs, onions
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