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Curried Zucchini & Couscous

July/August 2013

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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.


Curried Zucchini & Couscous

Makes: 4 servings, 1 1/4 cups each

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted (see Tip)

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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

Per serving: 251 calories; 11 g fat (1 g sat, 8 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 8 g protein; 7 g fiber; 321 mg sodium; 421 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (96% daily value), Vitamin C (35% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 2 fat


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