Average: 2.7 (21 votes)

Vegetable Couscous

This low-cal, high-protein, quick-fix vegetable couscous is guaranteed to impress.

Ingredients

2 carrots, sliced (a good source of vitamin K—important for bone health)
1 sweet potato (unpeeled), cubed (contains beta carotene, which protects against heart disease)
1/2 540-mL can chickpeas (an excellent source of folate)
1 onion, chopped

Seasonings
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each ground cumin, ground coriander, cinnamon, turmeric and sea salt; pinch cayenne pepper
1 can (540 mL) whole plum tomatoes (a good source of lycopene)
1 cup (250 mL) couscous (use whole-wheat for more fibre)
1 cup (250 mL) white mushrooms, sliced (contains lectins, which may help fight cancer)
1/2 each green and red pepper (Tip: When buying, look for firm, glossy ones)

Directions
  1. Heat 2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil in a large, wide saucepan or Dutch oven set over medium heat. Add onion and seasonings. Cook until onions are soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, vegetables and chickpeas. Cover and let simmer until sweet potato is cooked through (about 20 minutes).
  3. Meanwhile, place couscous in a large bowl. Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork and transfer to plates. To serve, spoon stewed vegetables over couscous and garnish with crumbled feta and parsley, if desired.

Serves 4 to 6

Nutritional information

PER SERVING
251 calories
8 g protein
6 g fat (1 g saturated fat)
43 g carbohydrates
7 g fibre
0 mg cholesterol
300 mg sodium

Best Health Magazine, October 2008

 
Other recipes you might like
Baked Apples with Currants Baked Apples with Currants

This simple dessert will fill your home with the aroma of baking apples. »

New Potato Salad New Potato Salad

A new potato salad with a creamy dressing is always a winner, and the version here, with cucumber, green onions and fresh herbs, is sure to become a firm favourite. »

Corn and Pepper Fritters Corn and Pepper Fritters

These crispy, addictive corn and pepper fritters can be made with any vegetable combination as long as the vegetables are cooked. »

Iced Fairy Cakes Iced Fairy Cakes

Iced fairy cakes are easy to prepare and always popular with children. »

Fish Stock

Fish trimmings – the head, skin and bones – from any white fish with a good flavour can be used. »

 
Browse all recipes
 

Sympatico Omniture Tag

Ad Tag bigbox

Contests

Shop Best Health

Contests

View all »
Shop Best Health
CLIF Bar® Contest

CLIF Bar® Contest

Enter for a chance to win one of three (3) amazing prizes from CLIF Bar!

Best Health Editors

Best Health Editors' Picks

Our editors have made their picks for their favorite products of 2014! What are yours? Tell us for a chance to win!

Best Health Challenge 2014

Best Health Challenge 2014

Enter for a chance to win a monthly prize pack from our Challenge sponsors.

Share your Tips and you could WIN!

Share your Tips and you could WIN!

Enter to win one of three (3) NEUTROGENA® NATURALS™ Prize Packs!

Sign-up and you could WIN!

Sign-up and you could WIN!

Enter to win one of three (3) Flora Florasil® Prize Packs!

WIN THE BEST!

WIN THE BEST!

Enter for your chance to be 1 of 4 lucky readers to WIN over $220 in amazing prizes.

Recipe Search 2

Healthy recipe search

nbsp;


  • readersdigest
  • selection
  • besthealthmag
  • plaisirssante
  • ourcanada
  • moreourcanada
  • tasteofhome