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  • Whole Wheat Couscous w/ Spinach and Squash

    1 posts, 1 voices, 597 views, started Jun 1, 2011

    Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 by Denise Richardson


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      Whole Wheat Couscous with Spinach and Squash  

      Couscous is a quick-cooking small pasta that is a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving Day table. Combined with shallots, butternut squash, spices, and spinach, this easy side dish can replace your traditional stuffing. Each portion has almost two servings of vegetables.  

      8 shallots, halved
      1 butternut squash, about 3 pounds in weight, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
      1 cup whole wheat Israeli (pearl) couscous
      6 ounces spinach
      1/2 teaspoon black pepper
      2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
      1 teaspoon rosemary, dried
      1 1/2 teaspoons thyme, dried
      1/4 cup Parmesan, shredded  

      Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

      Prepare a sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray or use a silicone baking liner. Place the shallots and the squash on the pan, and roast for 30 minutes, or until the shallots start to color and squash is just tender.

      While the vegetables are roasting, prepare the couscous. Bring 1 1/4 cups of water to boil in a large saucepan, add couscous and stir. Cover, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. (Keep a close eye on the water level in the pan to make sure you don’t burn the couscous.)

      Once the couscous is cooked, turn off the heat, then add the roasted vegetables, spices, vinegar, and spinach. The spinach will steam from the heat of the couscous. Take the pan off the burner and stir in the cheese.

      Makes 6 one cup servings

      Number of Servings: 6

      Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHEF_MEG.  

      Nutritional Info  

      Amount Per Serving:  

      Calories: 228.4
      Total Fat: 2.1g
      Total Carbs: 47.6g
      Dietary Fiber: 10.4mg
      Protein:  8.6g


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