Our best healthy couscous recipes

Make mealtime easy with these tasty recipes using quick-cooking couscous

Our best healthy couscous recipes

Source: Web exclusive: November 2009

One-Pot Sweet-Potato Couscous
This quick and easy weeknight couscous dish blends green beans and cubed sweet potato with the flavours of raisins, feta cheese and walnuts.

Saffron Couscous
Saffron is the perfect partner for seafood. It’s also a classic in dishes such as risotto and works really well with couscous. Don’t be put off by the cost; a little goes a long way.

Curried Israeli Couscous and Walnut Pilaf
This middle-eastern inspired recipe will please anyone craving a bit of spice. Dried currants, lemon, honey and walnuts give texture and taste to a dish that the whole family will love.

Vegetable Tajine with Couscous
A tajine is a stew that originated in North Africa and is named after the pot in which it’s cooked. If you prefer a hearty soup, simply add three more cups (750 mL) of vegetable stock and adjust the seasoning. To add some extra protein, top with slivered almonds.

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

Couscous and Squash Salad
This quick-to-make salad matches chewy Israeli couscous with super-nutritious squash and walnuts. Try pairing it with a crisp Chardonnay.

Almond-Currant Couscous
Crunchy toasted almonds add flavour and nutrition to this simple couscous dish with currants.

Vegetable Couscous with Wild Blueberries
This quick vegetable couscous with wild blueberries recipe makes a healthy and delicious side dish or light main meal.

Roast Turkey with Lemon Couscous
A small whole turkey is amazingly economical. It will give enough meat for at least 8 portions, or you can serve 4 people and have plenty of leftovers for sandwiches, salads and other dishes and make stock with the carcass. This roast turkey with lemon couscous is a wonderful pairing.

Spiced Couscous Tomatoes
Choose ripe, well-flavoured tomatoes for this dish. Hollowed out, tomatoes make the perfect container for a spicy eggplant, dried apricot and nut couscous. Serve the spiced couscous tomatoes with sesame breadsticks.

Moroccan Apricot & Almond Chicken
This quick-to-make chicken dish is lightly spiced and served atop couscous.

Chipotle Caesar Shrimp on Couscous with Salad
The combination of fresh ingredients and the smoky flavour of chipotle pepper will delight your taste buds. This colourful creation will certainly make a statement and be memorable for your guests.

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