Lamb Meatball & Couscous Soup Lamb Meatball & Couscous Soup

Photography, © Foodivine studio

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 55 minutes
  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2022





Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease baking sheet. In bowl, combine lamb, tomato paste and spices. Season with salt and pepper. With wet hands, shape mixture by 1 tbsp into balls. Arrange on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. (Make-ahead: Can be stored in airtight container and frozen for up to 3 months.)


In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook couscous until al dente, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, in large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add leek and carrot; cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat to med­ium. Add meatballs; simmer for 15 minutes. Add Swiss chard; continue cooking for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Divide soup among bowls. Top with couscous and serve with lemon slices, yogurt and mint leaves.

Nutritional facts PER SERVING

  • Calories 350
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Sodium 500 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Iron 3.1 mg
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Lamb Meatball & Couscous Soup