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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 219.6
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 14.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g

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Vegetable Couscous


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Introduction

Fluffy dish will tickle your taste buds. Fluffy dish will tickle your taste buds.

Ingredients

    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced and pressed
    • 2 medium green bell peppers, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 cup dry couscous
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 2 small tomatoes, cut into wedges

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Directions

1. Sauté onion, garlic and green pepper in oil in a large skillet until soft, then push to sides of pan.



2. In the center of the skillet, pour in the couscous. Add the water to the couscous, stirring gently. Top this mixture with tomato wedges and the cooked green peppers; cover pan for 3 minutes.



3. Add a little water and cook longer, if needed. Couscous should be light and fluffy.



Serves 4.



Reprinted with permission by Public Health – Seattle & King County





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  • Incredible!
    39 of 40 people found this review helpful
    When i make this, i add chopped mushrooms and toasted nuts, either almonds or walnuts. i also allow sprinkling of either goat cheese or feta reduced fat cheese. it really taste awesome with some fresh cut parsley sprinkiled on top. I am lucky to be able to buy whole grain couscous in bulk. - 2/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    34 of 34 people found this review helpful
    After cooking vegetables I toast the couscous until I get a nuty aroma then I add warm vegetable broth instead of water. - 10/7/08

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  • Very Good
    31 of 31 people found this review helpful
    Replace the couscous with quinoa for more protein (and a complete protein at that), fiber, and better taste (in my opinion). Delicious!!! - 3/14/08

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  • Very Good
    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    subbed chicken broth for water, added rosemary, basil, thyme, oregano, and black pepper...used quinoa since I have Celiac...doubled the tomatoes and cooked them with the onions and garlic, etc. I like the griddled veggies idea too. - 3/14/08

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  • 18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    i will make this again, but only because we discovered that putting balsamic vinaigrette on it boosted the flavor. otherwise, it was bland, bland, bland. - 4/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Great versatile dish! I like to add any veggies that are in season. Is good with chopped asparagus, carrot, squash and zucchini. I sometimes add lentils and make it my main entree. - 4/3/09

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  • 14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    If you can find whole wheat couscous, it's even tastier and healthier! - 3/14/08

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  • 11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    great recipe - very easy! I used sundried tomatoes instead of fresh ones, and I added pine nuts and tarragon for little different flavour. Couscous is a great change from pasta, rice or potatoes! - 10/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Awesome dish!!! I added a TON of veggies like asparagus and zucchini added some cumin for flavor and switched the H2O for chicken broth and it was to LIVE for! Can't wait to have it again. - 4/5/08

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  • 11 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Couscous is a tiny little pasta -- has the mouth feel and consistency of a grain, a little like rice -- common in Middle Eastern food. I love it. You can buy it a box, usually by the rice, and it cooks quick. You don't have to put in butter or oil like it calls for. - 3/14/08

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I used home made vegetable broth, match stick carrots, pine nuts and zucchini and it was good! Adding this to my meal plans & cookbook - 4/3/09

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  • Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I thought this was bland, though my husband enjoyed it - will make using veggie broth next time...and will spice things up a bit somehow. - 2/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous!! I had half a chicken breast, grilled, over this veggie couscous. Portion is big - definitely recommend! - 10/7/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    As lots of others commented - I would add spices for flavour, and use lots of other veggies too. For variety, some tuna or chicken can up the protein content, or add chickpeas (v. Middle Eastern!) - 4/17/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Had to leave out the onions & peppers (can't eat them) so added mushrooms & broccoli. What a treat! - 3/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Super yummy - I added Broccoli, and Sodium Free Herb Ox Brand Beef powdered buillon for more flavor - and 2 types of onions - white & red ! YUMMMMMYYYY !!! :o) - 3/14/08

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  • Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Add 1 t. curry powder, 2 T. raisins, slivered almonds
    OR toss w/2 T. dressing and chill
    OR add water chestnuts, snow peas, grated ginger and 2 T. low sodium soy
    OR add rinsed black beans, corn, diced hot peppers, cumin, and 1/4 c. salsa
    Add 3-4 oz. per person of cooked protein for a main course - 8/19/09

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this as a side dish to go with the Salmon I grilled. It was so deliscious! I will make this again and again. - 10/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was really good. The serving size is really big too so unless you are only going to eat this its more like 8 servings. - 3/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE couscous. I made this with whole wheat couscouse for more nutrients and added more color with red and orange bells. For a twist add some raisins...yummmy - 2/24/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I have added griddled veg like courgettes, aubergines, peppers and onins and made a dressing of olive oil tomato puree, lemon juice and chilli, its lovely hot or cold. - 3/14/08

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  • Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Okay, but a little bland - would probably be better using broth instead of water. I like the idea to add mushrooms too, and I normally use whole wheat couscous. - 8/15/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made a veggie sauce using eggplant,zucchini,onion & tomatoes... added to the couscous...maybe next time I'll add some chicken breast... - 4/7/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I added a bag of frozen veggies instead of the tomatoes and the kids even ate this! :) - 4/10/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Added some chicken and broccoli and it was very good! Great for using up whatever veggies are laying around. Would be good with no chicken, too. Great use for couscous! - 4/7/08

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