Curried Zucchini & Couscous

Curried Zucchini & Couscous

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2013

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ⅔ cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted (see Tip)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cups
  • Per serving: 251 calories; 11 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 34 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 4,794 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 66 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 321 mg sodium; 421 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (96% daily value), Vitamin C (35% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, 1½ vegetable, 2 fat

Reviews 2

December 28, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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
August 01, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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
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