Made all in one saucepan, this curried zucchini and couscous recipe is a quick side dish, perfect to serve with grilled meats. For a little sweetness, throw in a handful of raisins with the carrots.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2013


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add zucchini and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

  • Add water, lime juice, curry, cumin, salt and pepper to the pan and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  • Add the couscous and carrot to the bowl with the zucchini; stir to combine. Serve topped with almonds.


Tip: Toast nuts before using in a recipe for the best flavor. To toast whole nuts, spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes. To toast chopped, small or sliced nuts, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 33.5g; dietary fiber 7g; sugars 4.9g; fat 11.2g; saturated fat 1.3g; vitamin a iu 4794.2IU; vitamin c 21mg; folate 34.3mcg; calcium 65.9mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 42.6mg; potassium 420.7mg; sodium 320.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
I thought this was really good I used chicken broth instead of water and sprinkled some feta on top but otherwise I made it as written and thought it was a delicious filling meal Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good but needs a boost This was good as is but we like things very flavorful and my family agreed that it needed a little extra seasoning. I will add more lime juice & curry powder as well as add garlic and cilantro when I make it again (and I will make it again). I'm not a fan of raisins but I might also try adding a chopped mango. Pros: Easy to make Cons: Needed a little something extra Read More