Couscous with Chickpea, Cauliflower and Onion Stew

Cuscus co’ spizzatinu ri ciciri sciuriddi e cipudda

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

  • About

Although I come from southeastern Sicily, my family loves the couscous from Trapani. In my vegetarian version, a hearty chickpea-and-cauliflower stew top the couscous.


  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced


Heat ½ cup olive oil in a sauté pan, add the onion and cook slowly until fragrant and caramelized. Add the chickpeas and 1 cup of chickpea broth or water, salt and pepper to taste, bring the liquid to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cauliflower, bring to the boil, lower the heat, simmer for