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ras el hanout(ContainsGluten)
baby spinach leaves
flaked almonds(ContainsTree NutsMay be presentGluten, Milk, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy)
couscous(ContainsGlutenMay be presentMilk, Peanuts, Sesame, Soy, Tree Nuts, Sulphites)
spinach falafel(May be presentSesame, Egg)
Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Cut the sweet potato and beetroot (both unpeeled) into 1cm chunks. Cut the capsicum into 2cm chunks. Place the sweet potato, beetroot and capsicum on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the ras el hanout, then season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and bake until tender, 25-30 minutes.
While the veggies are roasting, zest the lemon to get a good pinch, then slice into wedges. Pick and roughly chop the mint leaves. Roughly chop the baby spinach leaves. Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the flaked almonds and toast, tossing, until golden, 2-3 minutes. Set aside in a small bowl. In a medium bowl, combine a generous squeeze of lemon juice, mint (reserving a pinch for a garnish), Greek yoghurt, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
In a medium saucepan, add the water, crumbled vegetable stock (1 cube for 2 people / 2 cubes for 4 people) and bring to the boil. Add the couscous and stir to combine, cover with a lid and remove from the heat. Leave until all the water is absorbed, 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork and gently stir through the butter. Set aside uncovered.
While the couscous is cooking, use your hands to break each spinach falafel into quarters (don't worry if they crumble!). Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with enough olive oil to coat the base of the pan. When the oil is hot, cook the falafel, tossing, until deep golden brown, 5-6 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
Add the roasted veggies, lemon zest and spinach to the pan with the couscous. Gently toss to combine and season to taste. TIP: Use as much or little lemon zest as you like depending on your taste preference.
Divide the roast veggie couscous between bowls. Top with the falafel. Spoon over some of the mint yoghurt and serve the rest on the side. Garnish with the flaked almonds and reserved mint. Serve with any remaining lemon wedges.