Whole-wheat couscous is as fast and easy to prepare as regular couscous. Here, it makes a delightful simple side dish or stuffing for baked winter squash halves.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996




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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cumin seeds and stir until they begin to pop, about 1 minute. Add ginger and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add curry powder and stir until it is toasted, about 30 seconds longer. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, honey, water, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in couscous; remove from the heat and cover. Let stand until the liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes. With a fork, fluff the couscous and stir in cilantro (or parsley).


Nutrition Facts

177 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 32.3g 10% DV; dietary fiber 6g 24% DV; sugars 2.8g; fat 3.2g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterol 0mg; vitamin a iu 121.6IU 2% DV; vitamin c 4.3mg 7% DV; folate 2.8mcg 1% DV; calcium 24.1mg 2% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 4mg 1% DV; potassium 49.5mg 1% DV; sodium 99mg 4% DV; thiamin 0mg 1% DV; added sugar 1g.