Couscous is one of the easiest meals to make and one of the most versatile as well!

All you need to make couscous is boiled water. The rest is up to your imagination. You can diversify with different veggies, herbs and even meats. Eating healthy has never been easier! The picture shows it next to some yummy grilled chicken and tabbouli salad. The combination is to die for!  It’s packed with vitamins, protein, healthy carbs, and let’s not forget a ton of flavor!

Click here for the grilled chicken recipe and here for the tabbouleh salad recipe.

Vegetarian Couscous Recipe
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Recipe type: Dinner, Side Dish
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • FOR THE COUSCOUS:
  • 1 cup dry couscous
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • FOR THE VEGETABLES:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup broccoli flowers, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch scallions (approx. 6 stems), chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. TO MAKE THE COUSCOUS:
  2. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Once the water is boiling add the salt.
  4. Put the dry couscous in a large bowl or casserole and pour the boiled, salted water on top.
  5. Wait for 15 minutes for the water to get absorbed then fluff with a fork.
  6. TO COOK THE VEGETABLES:
  7. While the couscous is absorbing the water boil the 2 cups of water to prepare the broccoli.
  8. Once the water is boiled, lower the heat to medium low and add the broccoli.
  9. Let it steam for 2-3 minutes. The broccoli will get a bright green color and tender. Do not let it get mushy, as it will lose all its nutrients and taste.
  10. Drain the water and move to a bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, scallions and mint leaves and toss well.
  11. Once the couscous is done mix the veggies in and enjoy!
Notes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 211 Fat: 3.9g Saturated fat: 0.6g Carbohydrates: 37.3g Sugar: 0.9g Fiber: 3.8g Protein: 6.8g Cholesterol: 0mg

 

 

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