25-Minute Tunisian Vegetable Couscous

25 mins (prep 12, cooking 13)
21 ingredients
6 servings
A perfect summer meal. What I love about this recipe is the practicality; it is both quick to make and can wait for you; there's no hurry to serve. It's also a satisfying vegetarian meal that even carnivores love, or if a member of your household prefers meat, a chicken breast poached in water, wine, and paprika and then sliced very thin can be added. I do highly recommend the garnish I devised; it can be made very quickly while the couscous is cooking. Or even if you just zest a navel orange over this dish, the aroma is heavenly and it brings the flavors together. Enjoy!

Categories:  salad , onions , seasonal , 3-steps-or-less , diabetic , time-to-make , served-cold , weeknight , <-30-mins , easy , presentation , main-dish , inexpensive , summer , carrots , vegetarian , squash , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (239.01 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 319.62 Calories from Fat 74.61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.29g 76.49%
Saturated Fat 0.91g 27.34%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 741.91mg 185.48%
Total Carbohydrate 48.49g 96.98%
Dietary Fiber 13.53 g 324.71%
Sugars 9.54 g %
Protein 15.14g 181.67%
Vitamin A 478.8IU% Vitamin C 3.03mg%
Calcium 86.53mg% Iron 4.86mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
yellow squash, yellow bell pepper, sliced baby portabella mushrooms, smoked sweet paprika, ground cardamom, chopped fresh cilantro, dry couscous, grated orange zest, grated parmesan cheese