Veggie Loaded Couscous MMB

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Melanie B

By
@MelBelle

I have been trying to eat more organic and healthier meals. This is what I came up with the other night.

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Serves:
4 for a meal 6 for a side
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
couscous, uncooked
2 c
water
4 oz
mushrooms- see note
20
kalamata (greek) olives
10
queen olives with pimiento
6-8 stick
asparagus, fresh- see note
9 oz
baby artichoke hearts, canned
1 c
baby spinach

How to Make Veggie Loaded Couscous MMB

Step-by-Step

  • 1NOTES: I had asparagus left over from the night before. I fixed it like this: trim and wash one bunch of asparagus. Cut into thirds. Olive oil and 2 cloves of crushed garlic in a pan, toss in asparagus, add the zest & juice of 1/2 a lemon. Cook until tender stirring occasionally.

    If I was cooking this from scratch, I would saute the mushrooms with the asparagus. Sine I had left over asparagus, I cooked the mushrooms with the couscous.
  • 2Put couscous and water (or you could use any type of stock you want) in a pan. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover and let sit for 5-7 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. **Since I had cooked asparagus already, I chose to slice my mushrooms and put them in the pan at the same time as the couscous so they would soften.
  • 3While the couscous is cooking, slice the olives, drain and quarter the artichokes **if you can't get baby artichokes, just cut quartered artichoke hearts into bite sized pieces. Cut the asparagus into bite sized pieces.
  • 4Once the couscous was done, I turned it into a larger pan, added all the veggies and put a lid on it for @ 5 minutes, sitting on the burner I had just turned off. It was just enough to heat the veggies and wilt the spinach a bit.
  • 5Per MyFitnessPal.com
    as 4 servings each one is:
    276 calories
    39 carbs
    9 fat
    8 protein
    7 fiber
    1119 sodium

    I used organic whole wheat couscous, organic mushrooms, organic spinach, and an organic lemon.

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About Veggie Loaded Couscous MMB

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy