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.
This is also very good with quinoa.
Sometimes I use chicken stock instead of water.

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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

  1. NOTES: 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.
  2. Put 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.
  3. While 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.
  4. Once 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.
  5. Per 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




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