Couscous Primavera

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This couscous is a healthy, delicious, and easy side recipe that takes about 10 minutes to make. I'm borrowing the name from pasta primavera, which, like this recipe, takes advantage of fresh, seasonal, and green produce.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry couscous

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, finely diced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 2 cups vegetable stock

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch pieces

  • 1 cup shelled fresh or thawed frozen peas

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Combine couscous, green onion, jalapeño, olive oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a large bowl; stir until olive oil is completely incorporated.

  2. Bring vegetable stock, asparagus, and peas to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.

  3. Pour stock, asparagus, and peas over couscous mixture; shake the bowl to settle couscous into liquid. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork, then stir in mint and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
5g Fat
54g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 343mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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