Fragrant Spiced Vegetables with Couscous

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 417.4
  • Total Fat: 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 704.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 72.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g
  • Protein: 10.9 g

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This vegetarian dish is great with chicken. Leftovers make a great vegetarian lunch the following day. This vegetarian dish is great with chicken. Leftovers make a great vegetarian lunch the following day.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup dry couscous
    1 1/4 cups water
    2 tsp Smart Balance buttery spread
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 Tbsp canola oil
    1/2 white onion, diced
    2 carrots, small dice
    1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
    1 raw sweet potato, peeled, medium dice
    2 tsp garam masala seasoning (or more to taste)
    kosher salt
    freshly ground black pepper
    1/3 cup chicken broth, 99% fat free (or vegetarian stock)


Prepare couscous: Bring water, Smart Balance, and salt to a boil. Stir in dry couscous. Cover and turn off heat; allow to stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork; cover until ready to use.

Prepare vegetables:
1. Set a medium pot of water to boil. Add sweet potato and simmer several minutes or until soft. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and carrots to pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions become soft and translucent. (Do not brown.)
3. Add garbanzo beans to pan, stirring to combine until heated through. Add sweet potatoes and season with garam masala, salt and pepper. Add stock.
4. Cover pan and turn off heat. Place in a warm oven for 5-10 minutes, or until ready to serve.

Note: Vegetables and couscous may be served separately or combined into one dish.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SLEIGHTON.

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