2 cans (15 ounces each) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups cubed peeled sweet potato (about 1 medium)
1 cup light coconut milk
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup uncooked whole wheat pearl (Israeli) couscous
1-1/2 cups frozen peas (about 6 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Chopped fresh parsley
Plain yogurt, optional
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; saute onion and garlic with curry powder until tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, chickpeas, sweet potato, coconut milk, sugar and pepper flakes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is thickened and potatoes are tender, 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, prepare couscous and peas separately according to package directions. Stir salt into peas.
To serve, divide couscous among 6 bowls. Top with chickpea mixture, peas, parsley and, if desired, yogurt.
Test Kitchen tips
Leftover coconut milk can be frozen or stirred into oatmeal or herbal tea, or even added to whisked eggs before scrambling them for a soft, fluffy version.
If you don’t have pearl couscous on hand, regular couscous can be substituted.